Corresponding Astrological Signs: Scorpio, Taurus, Leo
Kunzite refers to pink-to-lilac color Spodumene. Kunzite was discovered in 1902, and was named after George Frederick Kunz, Tiffany & Co's chief jeweler at the time, and a noted mineralogist. The name "Spodumenos" is from the Greek, and refers to some Spodumene's "burnt to ash" color.It has been found in Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Western Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kunzite is found in granite pegmatites. A splintery, lathlike, transparent crystal, vertically striated. Interestingly, Kunzite displays a form of luminescence, and will phosphoresce after exposure to ultraviolet light.
NOTE: Do not leave colored Kunzite in direct sunlight for long periods. The color will fade! Store protected from light.
Powerful love energy. Peace and purification. Protects aura and dissipates negativity. Similar to Rose Quartz, but with a more ethereal vibration.Useful to soothe the heart. Eases tension and stress. A gem to use in solitude for quiet, peace and self-nurturing. It also may lead to a gentle surrender to the ways of spirit to handle matters. Aids in work with a loving angelic realm. Useful in meditation, to access the inner heart's purity, and to inspire self-expression. Helps combine logic with intuition. Helps get tasks accomplished. Kunzite may be used to ease nervous disorders and emotional problems. Passed over the body, it helps release stress in the energy field, and nerves and muscles.
Yellow: Solar Plexus
Green (Hiddenite): Heart
Composition: Lithium aluminum silicate of the pyroxene group
Mohs-Scale Hardness: 6.5 - 7