Kunzite Crystal JewelryByjewelrys
Kunzite was discovered in California around 1902 and was named in honor of George Frederick Kunz, the gemmologist credited with its identification. Kunzite is referred to as the "evening" stone as it shows its true, vivid hue when out of bright or direct light. Pink always seems to be in fashion, making kunzite's pretty pastel shades. This pastel-pretty gemstone shimmers in shades of soft pink and violet. Its pink hues make Kunzite a quintessentially feminine gemstone, it's color typically linked to love and romance. The world's largest faceted kunzite is an 880-carat stone on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Interesting characteristic of Kunzite is its 'phosphorescence', which is its ability to glow in low light conditions after exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays.
Kunzite is mostly mined in Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and Pakistan, although the original deposits are in California.