What is Kunzite?
Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral spodumene. It’s primarily found in Afghanistan, Brazil, and Madagascar. Kunzite is known for its beautiful colors and is often used as a gemstone.
Kunzite is a pastel-colored gemstone that belongs to the spodumene family. Its soft colors and lustrous appearance make it a popular choice for jewelry, especially rings and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Spodumene)|
|Color||Ranges from light pink to violet.|
|Transparency||Transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||Afghanistan, Brazil, and Madagascar.|
|Formation||Typically found in granite pegmatites.|
|Cleavage||Perfect in one direction|
|Mohs Hardness||6.5 - 7|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 3.18.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Pink to violet, a variety of spodumene.|
|Pleochroism||Strong; kunzite can show different color intensity when viewed from different angles.|
|Crystal System||Monoclinic (variety of Spodumene)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.660 - 1.676|
|2V angle||Measured: 84°|