characteristic pink color of kunzite is best expressed
in larger stones.
who enjoy kunzite should use special care to ensure a
lifetime of beauty from their stones: avoid sudden temperature
changes, long exposure to bright light and sharp blows.
delicate pink color pairs wonderfully with today’s
highly feminine fashions. With such fashionable qualities,
it seems fitting that kunzite was named after George Kunz,
the renowned gemologist from Tiffany & Co. The gem,
composed of spodumene, is a 7 on the Mohs Scale but possesses
distinct cleavage that requires care in protecting the
stone from sharp blows. One should also protect kunzite
from heat and long exposure to bright light since the
color may fade over time. Nonetheless, kunzite’s
one-of-a-kind coloring makes it worth this extra care.
Look for larger, well-cut stones to see kunzite’s