Kunzite named in honor of the American mineralogist G.F Kunz (1856-1932), who was the first to analyze this gem in 1902.
The gem kunzite is part of the spodumene family, it is there its variety pastel pink, lavender, purple-pink, light purple, its color and attributed to the presence of manganese.
The mineral spodumene includes the varieties hiddenite and kunzite, since the 1970s transparent colorless varieties and more recently green and yellow varieties.
The gem kunzite is found in granitic pegmatites, mainly in Brazil.
The other kunzite deposits are located in Afghanistan, United States, Madagascar, Myanmar, Pakistan.
Kunzite fine stone
When cutting kunzite into a fine stone, the lapidary places the table perpendicular to the main axis of the crystal to reveal a glassy, brightly colored appearance.
Fine stone kunzite and highly prized by connoisseurs and collectors because of its color tones from pink to purple, it is a sought-after gem in the United States, it is found in California.
The price per carat of fine stone kunzite varies according to its color, clarity, cut and size. More saturated pinks obviously cost more, and shimmering kunzite is rare.
In lithotherapy, kunzite would have the ability to regulate the mind and manage emotions, on the spiritual level, it would achieve lasting serenity over time.
Gemstone kunzite was virtually unknown to most gemstone buyers until Sotheby’s auctioned a kunzite ring in 1996 that belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and originally purchased by President John F. Kennedy as a Christmas present for his wife in 1963.
Kunzite fine stone of saturated pink color has become a very sought after gem in jewelry and jewelry given the beauty of this gem.