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Learn About the Young Kunzite Gemstones - What is Kunzite?
We are all familiar with most Gemstones like Sapphires, Rubies and Pearls. Yet every now and again a new Gemstone comes into light. Kunzites were only discovered in California in the early nineteen hundreds and given a comprehensive description by the New York jeweler and gemstone specialist George Frederick Kunz – hence the name ‘Kunzite’. Although originally discovered in California, today they are mainly mined in Afghanistan, Madagascar, Brazil and the USA. This gemstone is a member of the Spodumen family belonging to the class of the chain silicates. Not only is it a beautiful stone, it is also said to enhance a person’s capacity for devotion and understanding and bestow inner peace and ‘joie de vivre’ in its wearer!
The Multicolored Kunzite Stone
Depending of the angle that you look at a Kunzite, it can appear violet, pink
or colorless. Some Kunzites, especially those found in Afghanistan display a rich, strong violet, a light violet and a light green depending on the angle of observation. Most Kunzites however have a fairly light color. Strongly colored Kunzite is rare and correspondingly more valuable. The Kunzite is a very attractive pink
gem, but it is notorious for its habit of fading with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Although the effect of fading is very slow, Kunzite has been regarded as an evening stone because most wearers prefer to wear their Kunzite in the evening.
Beautiful Faceted Kunzite Gemstones are affordable!
Kunzite is a pretty hardy stone which scores between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale. It is, however, extremely difficult to cut due to its perfect cleavage. Once it has been given its final shape it becomes uncomplicated and the silvery gloss on its facets forms a beautiful contrast to the fine violet-pink of the gemstone. It is usually heat treated to intensify its color and remove brownish tones. Kunzite gemstones are relatively affordable due to extensive deposits that yield large amounts of this gemstone. Famous Faceted Kunzite Stones
The 396.30 carat Kunzite gem from Afghanistan (shown in the picture) adorns the necklace that Paloma Picasso designed in 1986 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tiffany & Co. Also, in 1963 President Kennedy is said to have secretly purchased a 47 carat Kunzite ring
accented with diamonds
for Jackie. It was his last gift to her but tragically never got the chance to give it. Mrs. Kennedy was later presented with the ring by someone who had known about it, and she kept it for the rest of her life. The Kunzite’s clarity and fine delicate pink nuances which often display a hint of violet will catch anyone’s eye. The delicate, feminine gemstone is beautiful not only on the surface, but from every angle that it is viewed. Don’t miss out on this new stock of beautiful loose Kunzite gemstones at Africagems.For more information about Kunzite stone see references below
More Information About Kunzite Gem Stones from Wikipedia
More Information About Kunzite Gem Stones from International Colored Gemstone Association