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What You Need to know about Pink Kunzite

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

Pink Kunzite is a variety of the colored pink to lilac crystals of Kunzite; which are part of a larger family of minerals called Spodumenes. This crystal is somehow new, at least its name, because it was named after the G. F. Kunz in 1902, who was a mineralogist and a jeweler. Kunzite has a monoclinic crystal system; and has a hardness rate of 6.5-7.0 mohs. Kunzite’s peculiar lilac to pink color has a lot to do with the presence of manganese. Sometimes kunzite is exposed to high temperatures to increase the tonality for gemstone purposes. It forms naturally with...

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