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Kunzite Gemstones

For those who seek a substitute for the pink diamond, Kunzite is a frequented option. Flexible in regards to cut in both shape and size, this striking gem is actually young in comparison to other gems of the world. With a birth date of 1902 and birthplace of California, it's appeal rests within both the gems clarity and delicate pinks, along with hints of violet.
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The kunzite gemstone is considered to be a relatively young stone as it was just discovered in California in 1902. The stone was initially discovered and documented by George Frederick Kunz. It is common for newly found stones to be named after the person who discovered it, hence the name Kunzite after the finder's last name. Since kunzite's discovery it has quickly become a popular stone for use in many different types of jewelry.

The kunzite gemstone can be found in a number of different shades of light pink and even occasionally show come purplish hues. It is the clarity of this gemstone that increases its appeal as well as the soft pink coloring. There have also been discoveries of varieties of kunzite that display colors anywhere from a light green to a light or deep violet. The color of kunzite can appear different depending on which angle one is viewing it from as well as the type and angle of lighting. The amount of value of a piece of kunzite is based off of the stone's clarity as well as the vibrancy of the coloring. This gemstone has a fairly good hardness rating between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale. It can be used in many different jewelry applications, but it is difficult to cut properly because of the stone's precise cleavage.

There are a number of different locations in which kunzite can be found including Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan, and across the United States including California. Kunzite is a reasonably priced stone and is available in a number of different types of gemstone cuts. When looking at kunzite one must look at the color of the stone as well as the clarity. The rarer the coloring of the stone corresponds directly to how costly the piece will turn out to be.

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