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Kyanite Gemstone

Kayanite, Great On Color Low On Durability          

The name kyanite is derived from the Greek word ‘kuanos’ which basically means deep blue. For some reason, the kuanos is sometimes referred to as kyanos. Kyanite when found in good quality is cut and used in gemstone jewelry. A major portion of kyanite that is mined does not come up to gem quality, it is therefore used in industrial applications. Refractory production, ceramics, electric insulators and abrasives are some products that use kyanite in the industrial sector.

If you observe gem quality Kyanite, the color shade of the gem is bound to impress you. To an untrained eye, fine quality kyanite gems could appear very similar to high grade blue sapphires. The color of this gem can often show white and blue streaks, some blue sapphires show this type of color banding too. The gemstone world values gems based on a number of criteria. Gem hardness, rarity, color, color stability and even durability are some important pointers in determining the value of a gem.

While gem quality kyanite stones would pass the color test with flying colors, they lag far behind in terms of hardness and durability. The Mohs scale is used to measure the hardness of gems, it rates them from 1 to 10, where diamonds with a hardness factor of 10 are regarded as the hardest stone used in jewelry. When talking about gem stone hardness, Kyanite provides an interesting case study. This stone has different hardness readings along the vertical and horizontal axis. You will therefore find that Kyanite stones rate a 4.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale of gem hardness.

For all practical purposes, you will need to remember that the hardness of kyanite gems is just 4.5. In normal circumstances we would say that, a gem with a hardness of just 4.5 is not very suitable for making jewelry. However traditional belief to some extent and the beautiful blue color of the stone to a large extent, have made kyanite a favorite with many jewelry lovers. If you are considering getting some kyanite jewelry made, consider earrings or pendants instead of rings. Both earrings and pendants are generally exposed to lesser wear and tear as compared to rings or even bracelets. If you are tempted to get a Kyanite ring, wear it as a special occasion jewel. Daily wear and tear could cause the stone to scratch. Fine quality kayanite gems are normally cut in a faceted form, cabochon cut is used for kyanite with visible inclusions. Low grade kyanite can appear opaque and show significant amounts of white patches, this rough is cut into beads.

Most gems when being handled are held firmly with a pair of metal tweezers. Given the low hardness rating of Kyanite, it is not advisable to hold the gem stone with metal tweezers. You might come across wooden tweezers in some gem accessory stores, these tweezers are ideally meant for gems like kyanite.

Gem and jewelry providers talk mainly of blue kyanite gems but, it is infact possible to find kyanite in a greenish blue or predominantly green color too. If you wish to collect kayanite gems or get some jewelry set with these blue gemstones, try to choose stones that do not show any hint of green to the naked eye. Once you have understood the physical properties including hardness of any gem, it is much easier to look after the stone. The above information will help you get better and longer satisfaction from owning the gemstone.

Besides being used in jewelry, Kayanite also has some industrial applications. In recent years we have seen a very low grade variety of Kyanite that is opaque and a pale greyish blue color. These gems were cut in oval or round cabachon cuts and being sold to gem lovers! Unless you have some very strong beliefs about the special powers of kayanite, you should really not be interested in those low quality pieces.

At Directstones we handpick and custom cut just about any gem that you need. We have given a clear and thorough explanation regarding the lack of durability of Kayanite stones. We can however procure and custom cut this gem in any shape and size that you need. We however request you to read this complete report and then make a buying decision.


Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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