Kyanite (Gem-Quality)



Dissolve all negativity and be at peace.

Connect to spirit guides and angels.

Release fears, confusion and illusions.

Align all the chakras, subtle bodies and meridians.

Let Kyanite teach you how to access higher truths. 

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Healing Properties of Kyanite

Spiritual: Kyanite has an exceptionally serene and wise energy. It opens our Third Eye to its fullest extent, allowing us to better access our psychic abilities and intuition. It slices through any illusions we may have about karma or fate, instead showing us that we have the ability to change our path at any time. Kyanite is a fantastic meditation tool, clearing our mind of extraneous thoughts and bringing us spiritual insights and clear connection with our spirit guides. Kyanite clears the entire auric field and meridians, as well as energetically cleansing everything it comes into contact with, without needing to be consciously directed to do so. Kyanite is attuned to ALL of the Chakras, but especially the Third Eye Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Taurus, Libra. It is connected to the element of Storm; and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Kyanite helps us to feel grounded, empowered and clear-sighted. It soothes away feelings of anxiety, anger, and other intense emotions. It can also help us to see and understand the truth about ourselves and others. This allows us to better “own” our emotional responses and actions, rather than denying or hiding them. Likewise, Kyanite helps us to clearly communicate; both to make our own needs and desires known, as well as to accurately hear and understand what we are being told by others. Wherever we have emotional blocks, trauma, or negative patterns in place, Kyanite can help us remove the negative energy and make positive changes that will lead us to an unshakable peace of mind.

Mental: Kyanite clears away “mental fog” and allows us to see the truth of any situation easily and clearly, and to make the correct decision without undue hesitation. It invites us to explore our emotional patterns, thoughts, and beliefs and determine whether or not they are in alignment with our Highest Good. Kyanite helps us to clearly organize our priorities and to stop habitually giving energy to low priorities. Kyanite is a wise stone and, when used for communication and planning, it can help us be more diplomatic, more effective negotiators, and better leaders in every sense.

Physical: Kyanite is recommended for anyone who needs to reduce their blood pressure and create a more peaceful life.  It encourages us to make sensible changes, at a sensible speed and to allow ourselves adequate time to heal and find our balance.  Kyanite helps us to prioritize our health, rather than avoiding problems until they become a crisis.  If we need to visit a doctor, Kyanite helps us to go.  If we need to change our habits, Kyanite helps us to stay focused and not get overwhelmed.  Kyanite is an excellent talisman for anyone who has suffered a brain injury, including concussions, seizures or a stroke.  It is a comfort to hold when trying to rebuild neural pathways that have been damaged, particularly those affecting our memory or our ability to communicate.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing. 

Mineralogy of Kyanite

Kyanite gem
Rough Kyanite (Gem Quality), Switzerland

Mineral Family: Garnet Group

Chemical Composition: Al2O[SiO4]
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: blue (most desirable) to colorless, blue-green, brown
Crystal System: Triclinic
Form/Habit: Bladed
Fracture: Fibrous, brittle
Gravity: 3.53-3.7
Hardness: 4-4.5 parallel to the lines, 6-7 perpendicular the lines
Luminescence: Red, very weak (long and short wave)
Luster: Silky
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque


Location: The highest quality Blue Kyanite is found in Nepal.  Additional significant deposits are located in Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Norway, Switzerland, the United States (North Carolina and Virginia), and Zimbabwe.

Mineral Family: Kyanites belong to the Silicate family. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Kyanite is in the Nesosilicate family, which have isolated tetrahedra, (tetrahedra which are not connected to each other). Other Nesosilicates include the entire Garnet family, Peridot and Topaz.

Formation: Kyanite typically forms during the metamorphism of clay-rich sediments, and is usually found in metamorphic rocks such as schist and gneiss. It has also been found in pegmatite veins. Kyanite grows in groupings of elongated flattened blades.

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock; it is mined largely for industrial purposes to produce heat-resistant materials, ranging from spark plugs and to porcelain baking pans.

Kyanite mine
Kyanite Mining Corporation is the largest miner of Kyanite in North America, located in central Virginia, USA

Enhancements: All Kyanite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Disthene, Rhaeticite, Cyanite

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough KyaniteKyanite Mine

History of Kyanite

Kyanite is a relatively “new” stone for the metaphysical community and so was not included in any ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. Likewise, there are no historical legends directly associated with the stone. Kyanite comes in a variety of colors including green and orange. However, the most common color is blue. In fact, the name Kyanite comes from the Greek kyanos, meaning “dark blue.”

Kyanite was formerly known as Disthene, which means “two strengths.” This refers to Kyanite’s unique variable hardness. While most stones can be broken in any direction using roughly the same amount of force, Kyanite has a weaker and a stronger side. When scratched parallel to the lines, it has a MOH’s Hardness of only 4.5, similar in hardness to stones like Astrophyllite or Charoite. However, when it is scratched perpendicular, across the lines, it has a MOH’s Hardness of 6, similar to Pyrite or Sugilite. This means that it is easier to break Kyanite lengthwise, than width-wise.

Ethically Sourced Kyanite


The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Gem Dealer sells to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and Lapidary are in neighboring countries and at least one middleman is involved.



The Mine

This Kyanite comes from a mine in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, Nepal.

Heavy mining equipment is banned in the area in order to protect the Gandaki River.

Learn More: Ethical Mining



The Lapidary

This Kyanite was polished in Mumbai, India.

The Lapidary is a family business, owned by two business partners.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met one of the owners of the lapidary at the Denver Gem Show in 2017.  Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget.  But their tumbled stock was the highest quality I had ever seen.  A few months later we met again in Tucson and this time I made sure to see them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, at the Tucson Gem Show, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing.  Unlike most vendors, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they make sure their business is ethical.  We talked about individual mines they source from both in India as well as how they source from other countries.  We also talked about how they treat their own workers and about the links between business, karma and God.   Their willingness to talk and their pleasure at the conversation makes me eager to continue to develop and deepen this relationship.

Safe Handling of Kyanite


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Kyanite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Nepal

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Blue, with white and brown inclusions. Very shimmery and may have rainbows inside
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Oblong and flat
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Large is .75 in / 19 mm – tends to be rectangular and thin
    • Small is .50 in / 12 mm – tends to be square and fat
  • Transparency: Translucent
  • Weight: Average weight for both large and small is 3.5 g / 17 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Jessica A. (Massachusetts)

    Beautiful crystal – well packaged and incredible customer service!

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    I love, love, love them all. Thank you!! The chip in the Vatican Stone is not even noticeable — just adds a little good texture — but I do appreciate you asking me about it before sending it. And the other stones are all simply stunning. I couldn’t be happier with everything. Thank you so much!!

  3. Emily S. (Oklahoma)

    So Gorgeous! This has got to be one of my favorite stones and this specimen is beautiful, knowing it’s ethically sourced, even more so! Thank you, Julie!

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    Thank you so so very much! We just received them today and they are perfect.

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    Thank you for the beautiful crystals which I love as does my daughter! The gift of tea is also much appreciated! Thank you so much! I will be ordering more crystals very soon.

  7. Emily G. (Virginia)

    If you are unsure which stone to purchase, I highly recommend contacting Julie. She is an expert and has approached each of my queries with thoughtfulness, kindness and professionalism. I purchased this for a dear friend (an empath) after speaking with Julie. The photograph doesn’t capture how lovely the crystal is. Thanks for the special tea and beautiful satin gift bag!

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