Vivid blue kyanite stones just pop in this delightful pendant necklace. Crafted in 925 sterling silver, there are 12 oval cut, prong set, faceted kyanite stones. Each stone measures 6.25 mm x 5 mm and have a combined 3.75 cwt. They are open backed in the sterling setting.
On the outside rim of the pendant are prong set, faceted, round cut white topaz, adding just enough sparkle. The pendant measures 1 1/2" x 7/8". It come with a 24" sterling wheat chain. Item weight is 11.8 grams.
In excellent condition, it is hallmarked 925. Not terribly old, it dates from the 1980's. Comes in a presentation box. Free layaway financing is available and questions are always welcomed! Thanks for shopping at White Oaks of Raleigh.
About Kyanite: Kyanite deposits can be found in many locations around the world. Some of the most important sources include Austria, Burma, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United States (Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia) and Zimbabwe.
Kyanite most often occurs in various shades of blue. It is less commonly colorless, white, gray, green, yellow or orange. The colorless form is the rarest, though not the most valuable form of kyanite. The most desirable color is sapphire-like blue. Color is often inconsistent and unevenly distributed. Color zoning is common with most stones, which means that they exhibit multiple shades of blue in a single specimen. Streaks and blotches are common and typically white, but streaks may also form in other colors.
Kyanite can be transparent to translucent. Transparent specimens are most desirable. Almost all kyanite stones will exhibit some visible flaws. Color zoning is often mistaken for internal inclusions. Kyanite stones of over 2 carats are considered rare. Kyanite looks best in daylight and exhibits a vitreous to near-pearly luster when cut and polished.