Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kunzite From The Spodumene Family


Kunzite is a violet to pink gemstone, first found in 1902, by gemologist G.F. Kunz. Kunzite is a 6 /12 on the Mohs hardness scale, but is very brittle in its internal structure. Extreme care should be taken when setting, and wearing this gemstone. It is a pleochroic gemstone, which means it can exhibit different colors at different angles. Violet, pink, paler shades of violet, clear, and even red can be exhibited. There is a very new find of Kunzite called Patroke Kunzite that comes from Afghanistan. It is the loveliest hottest pink color I have ever seen. I do not own any, as it is very, very expensive. The Kunzite pictured is set in sterling silver, and measures 12mmx10mm, and is oval. Set in a fancy filigree design ring, size 6 1/2. It is a lovely soft lilac color. This is the only piece of Kunzite I have in my inventory. It is available for sale in my Etsy store, missy69. You can view my Etsy mini at the bottom of this blog.

2 comments:

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

I love Kunzite. It is the perfect pastel shade between pink and lavender. Beautiful ring!

melissa said...

Thank you, I love it too. It is a very unique gemstone indeed. Have you seen the Patroke Kunzite, it is a shockingly pink color, it is amazing.

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