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.
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