of This Gemstone:
Gemstone species: Kunzite
Color: Very Light Pink
Carat weight: 16.61 Carats
Measurements: 18 X 12 mm Depth 11 mm
Country of origin: Brazil
What makes this gemstone unique?
Common Terms Used and Meanings
Eye Clean – Gems that
are clean to the naked eye.
Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications
(a jeweler's loop)
VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small
inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the
gem when set
SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible
to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance
of the gem.
Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor
inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.
Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them
without diffusing (scattering) the light.
Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them,
but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).
Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.
Kunzite is a rare and expensive semi-precious
gemstone which comes in many colors, including white, pink, yellow, blue and
green. Sometimes referred to as Spodumene. Kunzite is named after G.F.Kunz who
first described this gem in 1902.
Kunz described this fairly robust pastel pink
gemstone as having two distinct properties “Phosphorescence” where Kunzite, in
this respect similar to diamonds, is observed to glow in a darkened room after
it has been exposed to the sun’s ultra-violet rays and “Pleochroism”, showing
two different colors when viewed from different directions.
Kunzite sometimes changes color with exposure to
light, usually settling on a pinkish tone.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Kunzite:
Kunzite is a very important gemstone to natural
healers. It is said to align all chakras, removing energy blockages.
These special healing properties attributed to
Kunzite may originate from its property of triboluminescence, or the stone's
ability to absorb light and display a brief flash of light in the dark.
Detailed Info on the healing Properties of
Kunzite can be found here.
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