Origin : Afghanistan
No heating, no treatments.
Excellent cut, color and clarity.
Can become valuable Jewelry.
Kunzite is known as “The Evening Gem” , because it fades when exposed to light.
1.) Kunzite shows beautiful colors in all lighting conditions, low, mid and high.
Kunzite is UV light sensitive meaning, that beautiful pink can become
lovely white if Gem is left on dashboards or windowsills.
is the best-known variety of the mineral spodumene. It’s named after
famed gemologist George Frederick Kunz, who was the first to identify it
as a unique variety of spodumene. Kunzite gets its delicate color from
trace amounts of manganese. California’s San Diego County is an
important source of kunzite.
Kunzite has two perfect cleavage
directions. It’s pleochroic, with the best color visible when you look
down the length of the crystal. Cutters keep these factors in mind when
they orient gems for finishing. They might also cut a kunzite deep to
emphasize its pink to violet color.