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South African Blue Kyanite · Rough Raw · Sticks

SKU StKyaSou20/40R038
Graduated 20-40mm
Graduated 25-45mm

25 in stock

13 in stock

Strand Length: approx. 15 inches.

Gorgeous quality natural South African Kyanite stick with a teal blue color.

These strands are graduated size and measure approx. 20mm to 45mm in length. The width ranges 6-8mm on the shorted sticks, and 10-13mm on the longer larger sticks.

Kyanite is a beautiful blue stone that has been used in jewelry and ornamentation for centuries. It is one of several metamorphic minerals, meaning that it is formed when another type of rock is changed by heat or pressure. Kyanite is often found in sedimentary rocks such as limestone and shale, as well as metamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist. The stone can also be found in igneous rocks, but this is relatively rare.

In the same crystal, Kyanite's hardness can range from 4.5 to 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale depending on which orientation the scratch test is performed - this is due to its anisotropic crystal structure. Kyanite scratches soft parallel to the crystal axis, and hard in the perpendicular orientation.

Kyanite is often used for beading crafts and is commonly seen in handmade jewelry, especially in bracelets and necklaces.  Kyanite is a popular choice for those who appreciate the beauty of natural stones.

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Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand:

  • 20-40mm: approx. 70-75 beads
  • 25-45mm: approx. 53-60 beads
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size: Approx. 1.0mm - 1.3mm.

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.

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