THE GEMSTONE KUNZITE



Kunzite is the pink to light purple gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. Spodumene is a common mineral, but only in several localities does it occur in transparent gem form. The main gem form of Spodumene is Kunzite, the other is the rarer Hiddenite. Yellow and colorless gem forms of Spodumene also exist, but are not commonly faceted as gemstones. Kunzite has a lovely pink color and is becoming increasingly popular in the gemstone market.




Agate

Alexandrite

Almandine

Amazonite

Amber

Amethyst

Ametrine

Andalusite

Andesine

Andradite

Aquamarine

Aventurine

Benitoite

Beryl

Bloodstone

Carnelian

Cat's Eye

Chalcedony

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Chrysoprase

Citrine

Copper

Coral

Danburite

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

Dumortierite

Emerald

Fluorite

Garnet

Gold

Golden Beryl

Goshenite

Grossular

Hiddenite

Iolite

Jade

Jasper

Kunzite

Kyanite

Labradorite

Lapis Lazuli

Larimar



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