Kyanite (nicknamed Kyara) is a Homeworld Gem, and a follower of Blue Diamond.
Kyara is relatively small compared to most Gems, standing at about 5'8 feet. She has dark turquoise skin, midnight blue eyes, a curved nose, and thin lips. Her hair is dark blue with steel blue highlights, styled in a bun. Her outfit consist of a sleek, teal colored gown with a darker teal colored diamond insignia on the chest and back, navy blue gloves, and navy blue heels that are fitted to her leg.
Kyara is soft spoken, gentle, and somewhat of a narcissist. This is because she has always been told that she is a perfect Kyanite. Despite this, she is not as perfect as she might think, as she is irritated quite easily and can be hard to get along with.
Kyara was created for the purpose of tracking down rebel Gems with her amazing sensory abilities. She came out perfectly, being an example of what a Kyanite should be. She has participated in many different wars for Homeworld, the Rebellion on Earth being one of them. In fact, she has been so busy with missions, that she hadn't been to Homeworld in over 100 years. Recently, she just returned to Homeworld, and is now awaiting her next mission.
Kyara possesses standard Gem abilities, bubbling, shape-shifting, fusion, regeneration, agelessness, and superhuman strength/durability.
- Enhanced Senses: Kyara has a strong sixth sense, being able to sense things within a mile radius.
- Enhanced Vision: Along with that, she has enhanced vision, allowing her to see with amazing clarity/detail, distance, or color, perhaps even in a different spectrum of light.
- 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.
|Kyara's gemstone is located on the center of her back. It is in the shape of an upside down heart. It represents a cabochon, a gem that has not been faceted but has been polished.|