Kunzite Known for its pretty pink and violet hues, kunzite boasts a mesmerising colour changing ability.

Origin and Supply of Kunzite

Kunzite is named after George F. Kunz, a respected American mineralogist and buyer for Tiffany & Co, who first described the gem in 1902 after its discovery in California.

Optical Features

Kunzite is the youngest member of the spodumene family of minerals. Its delicate lilac colour comes from trace amounts of manganese within the stone. Kunzite measures between 6.5 - 7 on the Mohs scale, so it’s able to withstand normal wear and tear, although any chips could ruin its clarity.

Hocus Pocus

According to folklore, if you dream of kunzite, there will be a new baby in the family. Kunzite was also believed to bring good fortune and purity to those who wore it.

Gem Specs

Colour Pink, Lilac
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Sources Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, and USA