Kunzite is a variety of the Spodumene family. It is known for a range of pink-violet to light-violet colors but has also been identified in canary yellow, colorless, brown and green-violet. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, kunzite is 6.5-7. It has a vitreous luster and its sources include Brazil (Minas Gerais), Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Madagascar, Pakistan and the United States. (See Kunzite Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone
The pale purple variety of spodumene. See also the field guide entry for spodumene.
Kunzite is a transparent pink, light pink, or light purple gemstone that resembles roze quartz. It is a variety of the mineral spodumene. Kunzite can fade after prolonged exposure to light. Kunzite is also called "evening stone," because of its propensity to fade in bright light. The original color of some kunzite stones can be restored or even intensified by irradiation. It is usually used as a large stone and is easily chipped; small stones of kunzite are difficult to cut. Kunzite is often used in pendants. Kunzite has a hardness of 6-7 and a specific gravity of 3.1 - 3.2. Kunzite was first found in 1902 in Pala, California, USA, and is named for the gemologist George F. Kunz. Kunzite's chemical composition is LiAlSi2O6
A pink to light violet member of the Spodumene clan. Kunzite is associated with gentleness, friendliness, self-discipline, emotional balance, inner love, maturity, security, calmness, openness and moderation. This stone synthesizes loving thoughts and a communication, self-love, unconditional love and romantic love. Kunzite helps us attract gentle friends and teaches us to combine compassionate self-love with discipline.
Is a type of spodumene that has a lilac-pink color.