discovered in California in 1902, was named after Tiffany’s chief
gemologist, G.F. Kunz.
Aside from their obvious physical beauty, pink gemstones possess
potent metaphysical properties. Alternative healers use a multitude of
pink gems in conjunction with the “Heart Chakra”. The 4th of 7 energy
points that run the course of the human body, the “Heart Chakra” is
believed to carry the emotional sensibilities of love and compassion.
The Kunzite gemstone is generally found in larger sizes of up to 8 carats.
Good colored and fine quality Kunzite in smaller sizes is not often found.
This is the reason why the Kunzite gemstone is normally set in Kunzite
pendants or larger sized Kunzite rings. The first find of the Kunzite
gemstone was made in U.S. but, it was later mined in a few other countries
like Brazil, Madagascar and Pakistan.
Above all, the appeal of this gemstone lies in its clarity and its fine
delicate pink nuances which often display a hint of violet. These are
delicate, tender hues, feminine and seductive. In order to make sure that
the fine colour is shown to its full advantage, the cutter must align the
raw crystal very precisely during his work. The reason is that depending
on the angle from which you look at a kunzite, it can appear violet, pink
or even colourless. Indeed some kunzites from finds in Afghanistan display
a rich, strong violet, a light violet and a light green depending on the
angle of observation.