Kyanite is a Homeworld Gem, and a follower of Blue Diamond.
Kyanite is five feet tall, with azure blue colored skin, spiky blue hair that extends slightly past her neck, and midnight blue eyes. Her outfit consist of a sleeveless grey V-neck uniform. Her suit is grey, with a black diamond outline around the cut-out of her chest area, meeting to form Blue Diamond's insignia. Along with that, she wears a pair of black leggings and teal boots. Her gem is a heart-shaped Kyanite, with a sapphire-like blue color, located on her chest.
Kyanite is incredibly timid and quiet from all of her years of being shoved around by her "sister" Kyanite, Kyara. Because of this, she behaves similar to that of an abuse victim. She can be really sweet to those she is familiar with, even her sister.
Kyanite was made during the rebellion on Earth. She was made for the purpose of tracking down rebel Gems with her amazing sensory abilities. Once the rebellion was over, she was used on various other planets for tracking down any life that may be in the region. When she isn't on missions, she is usually kept in Blue Diamond's palace. However, she does leave Blue's palace from time-to-time.
Kyara is Kyanite's "sister" Kyanite. Kyara has pushed Kyanite around for years, treating her like a servant. Despite this however, Kyanite feels safe around her sister, and feels like Kyara is the only one who'll ever truly care about her.
Like most Gems, Kyanite has the ability to invoke a weapon, fuse, change shape, strength and skill beyond human battle, and retreat to her gem after being wounded to heal. Kyanite is not very skilled at fighting or using her Gem weapon, so she chooses to avoid fighting as much as possible. When she does fight however, she usually stays hidden, and uses her ability to manipulate the dead to her advantage.
- Enhanced Senses: Kyanite has a strong sixth sense, being able to sense things within a mile radius.
- Enhanced Smell: Along with that, she can detect specific persons, objects, substances or even places, locate their origin and track targets with nothing but her nose. She may even be able to detect lying, sicknesses, or tumors by which hormones/smells a target excretes.
- Resurrection: Kyanite can temporarily bring dead Gems, shattered remains of broken Gems that still contain remnants of the original Gem's form or Gems whose gemstone was destroyed, back to life. The resurrected can be told apart by their dulled down colors.
- Limiations: Any Gem she revives has 30 minutes before their gem completely disappears from existence. While she can revive multiple Gems at once, their time will be divided evenly. If she were to revive 2 Gems, they would only have 15 minutes until they die again, 4 Gems would have 7 and a half minutes, etc.
- Kyanite is a gemstone quality aluminum silicate sometimes referred to as disthene, rhaeticite or cyanite. Its name is derived from the Greek word 'kuanos' or 'kyanos', which means 'deep blue', alluding to its typical blue color.
- Kyanite is a member of the aluminosilicate series and exhibits a distinctive property known as anisotropism. Kyanite can be very easily identified by its dual hardness. Many materials exhibit variable hardness on different crystal faces, but kyanite's variable hardness can be seen in the very same crystal. When kyanite is cut parallel to its long axis, its hardness can range from 4 to 4.5 on the Mohs scale, but when cut perpendicularly, its hardness can range from 6 to 7.
- With kyanite, color is typically not consistent throughout. In fact, most stones exhibit areas of light to dark color zones, along with white streaks or blotches. Kyanite is a polymorph of both andalusite and sillimanite. Polymorph gemstones share similar chemical compositions, but they exhibit different crystal structures. Kyanite forms as triclinic crystals, while andalusite and sillimanite are both orthorhombic.
- 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.
- Orange kyanite was recently discovered in Tanzania. Large teal crystals have also recently been found in Kenya's Umba Valley. Nepal is now widely regarded as one of the finest kyanite sources. Nepalese kyanite is said to rival the blue color of fine Ceylon and Madagascar sapphire.
- Kyanite is a polymorph of andalusite and sillimanite. All three are aluminum silicates, but kyanite forms as triclinic crystals, while andalusite and sillimanite are both orthorhombic. The different crystal structures are owed to geological conditions during formation. Kyanite forms at a lower temperature and in a higher pressure environment; andalusite forms at a lower temperature and lower pressure conditions. Sillimanite forms at a higher temperature and in higher pressure conditions.
- Kyanite is often confused with blue sapphire and topaz. In addition to sapphire (corundum), andalusite and sillimanite, kyanite also forms in close association with talc, hornblende, quartz, almandine and albite.
- Kyanite is believed to aid with self-expression and communication. It is also thought to strengthen supernatural abilities. In addition, kyanite is thought to be able to open the body's center for communication.
- Kyanite is not an official birthstone, nor is it associated with any zodiacal signs.
|Kyanite's gemstone is located on the center of her chest, in the shape of a heart. It represents a cabochon, a gem that has not been faceted but has been polished. The front and back are symmetrical.|