Kunzite Education

Kunzite Education

Kunzite Education: Basics

Kunzite is the variety of Spodumene which is a mineral of lithium aluminum inosilicate and the lilac-pink color is due to the trace element Manganese. The alternate birthstone of February is relatively new addition to the gemstone family and discovered in 1902. It was found in San Diego County in California. The gemstone is named after George Frederick Kunz, the gemologist who first identified it as a new gemstone.


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Why We Love Kunzite


1

Color of Romance

Kunzite boasts of heart-warming beautiful lilac-pink color, a fitting match for the jewelry for any romantic occasion.

2

Availability & Affordability

The abundance of the gemstone, Kunzite makes it readily available as well as quite affordable.

3

Metaphysical Benefits

The birthstone of February is thought to open doors of happiness for the wearer and enhance communication among lovers or marries couples.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

The color factor for Kunzite take into account pale, light pink to violet color of the gemstone. Kunzite is also observed to possess the property of pleochroism.


CLARITY

clarity

Kunzite gemstone, like other colored gems might have inclusions and as long as they remain invisible to the naked eyes, they are graded just fine.


CUT

Cut

A well-cut Kunzite tends to have fewer inclusions and vibrant colors than the poorly cut Kunzite. Besides, almost all kinds of cuts can be offered to a Kunzite.


CARAT WEIGHT

Carat

Carat is the measure of weight of the Kunzite and should not be confused with the visible size.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Kunzite formed?

Kunzite with a chemical formulation of Lithium Aluminum Silicate is formed in granite pegmatite or else called coarse-grained igneous rock. Kunzites usually occur in the form of long flat-sided crystals.

What is the difference between lab grown and natural Kunzites?

Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Kunzites. One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. The replica of the natural gemstone when grown in a lab maintaining the necessary environmental conditions.
Kunzites whether natural or lab grown are made from the same base elements and hence are indistinguishable by hardness and physical properties.

Do natural and lab grown Kunzites have visible differences?

It will be convenient to say that even experts can have hard time telling the difference by just looking with a naked eye. Only inclusions present in the natural Kunzite will give away since ones are free of such inclusions.
As far as physical and chemical properties are concerned, they both tend to show the same properties and only a gemologist is qualified enough to state the difference.

How to take care of Kunzite ring?

Kunzite ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring take use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Kunzite.
Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Kunzite certification?

Kunzites are certified under the norms and regulations of the GIA and hence must be checked before buying the gemstone.

How much does a 1 Carat Kunite cost?

The cost of Kunzite can vary from $15 to $20 per carat depending on the quality and grade of the gemstone.

 

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