Kunzite is a pink variety of coloured gemstone of spodumene with the color coming from minor to trace amounts of manganese. Some (but not all) kunzite used for gemstones has been heated to enhance its color. Many kunzites fade when exposed to sunlight.
It has been said that kunzite stones are stones of lovers. If you are in love with someone, give your love one some kunzite stones/bracelets.
Kunzite was discovered in 1902, and was named after George Frederick Kunz, Tiffany & Co's chief jeweler at the time, and a noted mineralogist. It has been found in Brazil, USA, Canada, CIS, Mexico, Sweden, Western Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
|The kunzite beads display cat-eye effect|
Some kunzite jewelry items are lovely, no wonder these pinkish gemstones receive much attention these days.
|Rough kunzite rich in pink hue|
|Another kunzite rough|
|My kunzite collection|