Displaying a fine violet pink hue, kunzite is a beloved gemstone that is celebrated for its delicate lilac nuances.
Kunzite is a variety of the mineral spodumene. In 1902, New York jeweler and gemologist George Kunz became the first person to give a comprehensive description of this stone. One of the defining features of kunzite is its pleochroic properties. Depending on the angle from which you view it, this stone will display different colors and may appear to be pink or violet.
Kunzite is a gemstone known for its soothing and serene soft lilac color. However, this gemstone is also known for its perfect cleavage, which makes it extremely difficult for jewelers to cut. Kunzite's propensity to fade in strong sunlight also makes it a rare gem selection for many jewelry pieces.
- The sweet lilac color of this gemstone is thought to bestow a feeling of inner peace and promotes a joyful nature. It is associated with peace, love and compassion.
- Kunzite is a stone of emotion. It encourages the wearer to open their heart and be receptive to unconditional love.
- Kunzite is also called the "Woman's Stone." It provides supportive energy to new mothers and young girls entering puberty.
- Kunzite is said to ease worry and anxiety. It calms nervousness during a performance or examination.
- When visiting locations with a bad history, carry kunzite to increase your intuitive powers and protect against harmful spirits.
- Crystal healers use kunzite to treat hormone-related migraines and reproductive health issues in women.
Kunzite was discovered in 1902 in the Pala District of San Diego County in California. Today, kunzite can typically be found in Afghanistan, Madagascar, Brazil and the United States. We source kunzite from the Minas Gerais state of Brazil.
- Ranks 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
- Kunzite is a transparent delicate violet-pink color.
- Sourced from Brazil.
- Also known as pink spodumene and lithion amethyst.
- Member of the pyroxene group of minerals