Saturday, 2 April 2011

Kyanite ~

Kyanite is a silicate mineral.  In these two rough pieces the mineral looks like many fine sheets laminated together.  They have a distinct sheen which gives them the appearance of being something like both glass and metal.  It's a little heavier than it looks.


Blue and green kyanite - about finger length.

This shape of this piece has been naturally formed and its smoothness makes it feel quite different to the two pieces shown above.  It feels more like wood:


The kyanite of the pendant has been rounded and polished.  It's a lovely quality as can be seen from the parts of it which are semi-transparent.


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