"Simply Solitaire" Himalayan Kyanite promise ring in Plat/925 SS sz 7 1.75 cts
A variety of kyanite, Himalayan Kyanite is also known as the gem from the 'Roof of the World,' to pay homage to its high-altitude origin in Nepal's Himalayan region. Named after the Greek word kyanos, meaning "blue," kyanite gleams a vivid royal blue. This earns it comparisons with the finest Ceylon and Kashmir Sapphire. Kyanite is strongly anisotropic, meaning it has a different hardness depending on the crystal axis direction. Due to this variation in hardness, the mineral was once commonly called disthene, which means "two strengths."This very rare and expensive gem is set in a simple solitaire setting to show off it's beautiful color and clarity. The gem is high set so it is easy to see from afar and will attract a lot of attention. It could be used as a promise ring or just a great gift to a special lady. It compares to the beauty of a Ceylon Sapphire.