Kyanite is named after the Greek word for "blue". Very fine Kyanite can have a near Sapphire-blue color, but also can be found in a range of white, gray, green or yellow. Color is often not consistent throughout many examples, often showing white streaks in a medium blue. Luster is vitreous (glassy) to almost pearly. It is found across the world, with large pockets in Brazil, Kenya, Switzerland, Australia, and New England. Kyanite in stone lore is rumored to aid in communication and expressing oneself, and to better embrace love and relationships.