Hello! Is Kyanite good to wear as beads in a bracelet I wear every day? Thanks.
This is a great question. Making jewelry is how I first came work with crystals and I learned the hard way that not all pretty stones are suitable for all types of jewelry.
Kyanite, in my experience, is one such crystal. It is relatively soft, and has a natural grain to it that causes it to break easily along that grain. Bracelets bump into things and can get caught on things so easily that harder crystals are a better option for them (I like to go with a moh's hardness of at least 7 for any stone beads that I'm stringing into bracelets, unless I'm making one specifically to be worn as an energy piece.) So for that reason, unless you are encasing it in a protective setting, I would stick with earrings or pendants for Kyanite jewelry.
Posted on March 13, 2015
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