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All About Gemstones Part VII

Updated on July 2, 2010

Part VII of All About Gemstones looks at gemstones starting with the letters K and L.  Make sure and check the rest of the series here:

Gemstones starting with A
Gemstones starting with B
Gemstones starting with C
Gemstones starting with D and E
Gemstones starting with F and G
Gemstones starting with H, I, and J

Kyanite

This stone is also called Disthene. Be careful about scratches or chips to this stone.  It can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

The name Kyanite is derived from Greek word Kyanos, which means 'blue'.  Prominently, Kyanite is found in shades of blues and greens.  While it is used for decor and jewelry, it is most famous for it's use in ceramics, abrasives, and electrical insulators.

Kyanite is used to balance the 3rd eye and throat Chakra. Use Kyanite to facilitate meditation, move blocked energy, and reduce inflammation. Kyanite is thought to be calming, clearing, and restorative to the equilibrium.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is scratched easily, so be very careful. Water will dissolve its protective coating, so make sure and clean ionly with a soft dry cloth.

It is the first stone to be used for jewelry and is gorgeous with a deep blue color and speckles of gold.

Lapis Lazuli is known as the "friendship stone" and is believed to help create harmony in relationships.  It's also used to enhance the sixth sense abilities of gaining secret knowledge. It aids in strength and healing of all sorts.

Lapidolite

This is actually a mineral and is used in the preparation of lithium.  It's gorgeous though and should be cleaned with a soft dry cloth.

This stone is known as the "Peace Stone".  It induces calmness and has a tranquilizing effect against stress and negative emotions. 

Lapidolite is thought to aid in recognizing and changing unhealthy thought patterns.

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      mrkevingregory@talktalk.net 6 years ago

      can you sell me a studs lepidoliteearings its must be studs cash by visa card ,please contact me ,.purple .

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      muriell 6 years ago

      I bought a lapidolite pendant.. very pale grey with a hint of lilac.. after wearing it has changed to a very dark violet/purple...

      Can any one explain or have heard of this happening..

      thank you

      m

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      HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Thank you Billy and G! I'll get back to the Gemstones series soon...

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      HH! This is fantastic! I am learning so much..thank you! G

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Wow I keep learning new gems everyday here - I have never heard of these three! The blue in Lapis Lazuli is so vibrant.