Kunzite is a form of Spodumene, a lithium aluminum silicate. It just a little over 100 years old. Its color can range from pale pink to pale violet.
Kunzite can be found with other mineral inclusions such as Hiddenite which makes the Kunzite look green or yellow. Other colors include gray and in some rare cases blue.
Kunzite is one of the few minerals to have the attribute of pleochroism. Pleochroism means that the mineral can have two or more colors present, usually depending on how you look at the gemstone. For instance, Kunzite in many cases can be found being pink, violet, and colorless. In other cases, it can be yellow, green, and colorless. Other gemstones that have the property of pleochroism are Iolite. Kunzite is a fairly hard stone and has a score of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Kunzite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of Kunzite connects to the heart chakra opening one’s heart to receive and give love on all levels.
Kunzite aids in emotional healing by helping to release any blocks that have been placed in the heart center by replacing them with feelings of joy and love for all of creation, that of Universal Divine Love.
Kunzite supports the physical body for the healing of blockages or obstructions.
The gentle, loving energy of Kunzite can help to ease stress and anxiety by filling one’s energy fields with its vibration of Divine Love.
- Heart – Muscle
- Nervous System
- Divine Love
- Emotional Healing
Where is Kunzite Formed and Found?
Kunzite is considered a Spodumene, it is made from lithium, aluminum, and silicate. Kunzite is usually found in pegmatites that are rich in lithium. Usually, these gemstones are found in large masses weighing several kilograms and can be even larger. For instance, the largest Spodumene ever found was over 47 feet long and weighed over 90 tons.
History and Origins
Kunzite was founded by George Fredrick Kunz in 1902. It was found in San Diego in California and from there it has been found over the last 100 years in many different parts of the world. Today Kunzite can be found all over the world including in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Western Australia, Mexico, and even Sweden.
It usually comes in three different colors pink, violet, and clear, however with inclusions, it can be seen as green, light blue which is most rare yellow and gray.