Kunzite Collector Gemstone! Kunzite is the pink to purple variety of the mineral Spodumene. It is brittle, has perfect cleavage (splits easily) as seen in the photo during cutting when it split all the way through. Kunzite is light sensitive and should not be exposed for prolonged periods to sunlight or the color may fade. While it is possible to wear Kunzite in jewelry, this one is expected to be a collector gem. This stone has extra-fine color and is cut in an original design by Loren Brown.
1 in stock
44.9 x 15.4 x 11.7
Kunzite 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 was first discovered in Connecticut, USA. The first significant commercial deposit was discovered 1902 in the Pala region of San Diego, California.
A beautiful 47-carat kunzite ring sold for over $410,000 at a Sotheby’s auction of the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1996. President Kennedy purchased it as a gift for his wife, but never had the chance to give it to her.
Some consider kunzite to be an alternate birthstone for February.