Kunzite Information and Interesting Facts
Kunzite, Information and Interesting Facts.
The gemstone Kunzite was named after it’s founder G.F Kunz in 1902. First occurence of the gem stone were recorded around 1877.
Kunzite gemstones are normally pale pink (lilac) and can sometimes be seen in darker shades of pink and even with a tinge of purple color. The scientific name of this mineral is spodumene and the color of Kunzite is derived from manganese that exists in the gemstone.
Here are some interesting and rarely disclosed facts about Kunzite gems:
(a) Kunzite has a hardness of around 6 to 7 on the Moh’s scale of hardness. Yet, the gemstone is not very durable as the crystalline structure makes it quite fragile...