Kunzite, the beautiful icy pink colored gemstone and was discovered in the year 1902 by the gemologist George Frederick Kunz in a place called Pala in California. It was named ‘kunzite’ after the discoverer. It is available in countries like Brazil, Canada, Afghanistan, USA, Mexico, Western Australia, Pakistan and Sweden. The specialty of kunzite is that it loses its color when exposed to sun or any other strong light and turns green in some time, but retains back its original hue as sun sets in and so the name ‘evening stone’. Kunzite is usually confused with rubies or morganites, rose quartz, topaz, tourmaline, etc.
Kunzite is an inexpensive stone and complements any pastel colors and also looks amazingly stunning with black or navy blue. Kunzite is unusually used as a small sized stone in rings, necklaces or other jewelry. It is often used as a large stone in pendants and as a single large stone in rings.
Though, kunzite is said to be a stone for lovers, it has certain spiritual, medicinal and healing qualities too and many people choose it for that particular reason. It is also said that wearing kunzite gemstones enhances concentration and inner peace.
The color of kunzite depends on the gem cutter also, as the color varies from violet to pink or at times colorless according to the cut given to it. Kunzite gemstones can be used to make various jewels. The silvery gloss on finished kunzites amazes even the gem cutter, himself. Most of these stones are light colored and if one needs brightly colored stones, the cost factor varies accordingly.