Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Pinkish Kunzite

Recently I spotted a pair of bracelets made from beads of Kunzite. The kunzite beads are of a light pinkish hue and they even display the cat-eye effect due to the thread-like inclusions that run across them. When the shop owner told me their price, it was far below market value and I bought them as my collection of semi-precious stones.

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

Kunzite pendant

Kunzite ring

Another kunzite rough
My kunzite collection

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