Kunzite, Golden

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Open yourself to the awesome power of Divine Love.

Be more kind, gracious, and compassionate.

Let go of resistance and manifest great things.

Know your heart’s desires and have courage and faith.

Let Golden Kunzite inspire you to rejoice in the beauty of living!

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Healing Properties of Golden Kunzite

Spiritual: Golden Kunzite joyful shouts that WE ARE LOVE. That the Divine is within us and every soul we meet is another aspect of ourselves. It laughingly reminds us that we are connected to every part of creation, from the farthest away star to the smallest insect buzzing in our garden. Kunzite encourages us to be kind and generous, to give love freely and to receive love joyfully. It invites us to live with our hearts wide open, and our spirit strong, vibrant, and free. Kunzite deepens meditation and raises our energetic frequency. It is a wonderful talisman for anyone who wishes to serve others and to increase the Light shining in this world. Golden Kunzite is attuned to the Heart, Solar Plexus, and Crown Chakras aand linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Water and vibrates to the number 7.

Emotional: Golden Kunzite dissolves negative energy and helps us create healthy emotional boundaries  It invites us to love ourselves better, and to actively show this self-love in our own actions and words. Golden Kunzite teaches us that love is not just a feeling or an emotion, it is a way of life. Golden Kunzite can be used to attract our soul mates and other key partnerships, and to teach us how to be better friends and family members. It vibrates with the essence of pure love and invites us to become the Highest Version of ourselves in our everyday life and interactions.

Mental: Golden Kunzite helps us to stay calm and collected, even in the midst of difficult situations or in a crowd. It combines our intellect with intuition, and logic with our heart’s “inner knowing.” Golden Kunzite can help us to accept constructive criticism as a helpful gift, rather than a rejection of what we currently are. It also helps us to remove mental blocks and obstacles that seemingly prevent us from moving forward towards our goals and along our path. It encourages us to express ourselves honestly and to be in touch with our creative energies. Golden Kunzite is a highly protective stone, helping us to trust our own abilities and choices.

Physical: Golden Kunzite eases stress and is said to support the parasympathetic nervous system. It is most often used by metaphysical healers to treat blocks in our organs and to dissolve clots in our circulatory system. It is believed to be a wonderful healer for the physical heart, and to help balance the hormones that affect our emotions. Golden Kunzite is said to be particularly good for restructuring our DNA and our health at the most basic level.

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Mineralogy of Gold Kunzite

Golden Kunzite

Golden Kunzite Crystal, Laghman Providence, Afghanista

Mineral Family: SSingle-Chain Inosilicates

Chemical Composition: Lia(Si2O6)
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Pink, Purple, Gold, White, Yellow, Gray, Green
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Prismatic
Fracture: Subconchoidal to splintery
Gravity: 3.0-3.2
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: Orange (long wave) / Pink (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to Translucent

Location: Kunzite is the gem-quality version of the mineral Spodumene.  Spodumene is relatively wide-spread, but Kunzite crystals are relatively rare. Beautiful Kunzite crystal deposits have been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States (California, North Carolina, South Dakota).

Mineral Family: Kunzite is the gemstone crystals of Spodumene, a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. One way the tetrahedra can connect is in long single chains, and it is to this group that Kunzite belongs. Other famous minerals in the single-chain group are Astrophyllite, Diopside, Jadite, Nuumite and Rhodonite.

Associated Minerals: AquamarineLepidolite, Petalite, Quartz, Spessartine Garnet


The entrance to Oceanview Mine, California, USA. Spectacular Kunzites have been found in this location.

Formation: Kunzite grows in lithium-bearing granite pegmatite dikes.

Mining: Spodumene is usually a grey or colorless, dull, opaque mineral and widely mined as a major source of lithium. Occasionally a Spodumene crystals, or Kunzite, is found and sold to collectors. In Southern California there are mines whose primary purpose is to extract Kunzite.

Enhancements: Kunzites may be irradiated to bring out a brighter, more intense color.  This is usually done for green or bright yellow Kunzites.  Pink/purple or Pale Golden Kunzites may be considered fully natural and enhanced only by cutting, tumbling, and polishing.

Synonyms:  Spudumene, Triphane (Gold Kunzite), Hiddenite (Green Kunzite)

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Photos: Kunzite Crystal,Oceanview Mine

History of Kunzite


Spodumene, Walnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

Kunzite is the gemstone variety of the mineral Spodumene. It is a relatively “new” stone to the metaphysical community and so is not included in any old lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their power.

Spodumene was first described in 1800 by the Brazilian naturalist, Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838). The original mineral was opaque and grey, and came from a deposit in Sweden. It came to Andrada e Silva’s attention while he was working as professor of geology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He named it Spodumene, from the Greek spodumenos, or “burnt to ashes,” on account of that particular mineral’s ash-grey color.


Hiddenite, Rist Mine, North Carolina, USA

In 1879, Hiddenite, the green variety of Spodumene was found in North Carolina, USA. It was originally thought to be a translucent gemmy Diopside, but was soon correctly identified. The gems were given the name Hiddenite, in honor of William Earl Hidden (1853-1918), the first geologist to study them.

TiffanyKunzite, the pink, purple, clear, and golden gem varieties were first discovered in 1902 in the Pala Mountains of San Diego, California, USA. The gemstone was named Kunzite after George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), the chief jeweler of Tiffany and Company, and author of the book, The Gems and Precious Stones of North America. To this day, many of the finest Kunzites are owned by Tiffany and Co., who cut and mount the gemstones in fine jewelry. The best of these stones are equal in price to that of Diamonds, Emeralds or Rubies.

Photos: SpodumeneHiddeniteKunzite Ring

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  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Thank you for taking the time to help me choose the perfect crystals for me! The kunzites are both gorgeous! Thank you so much!

  2. Karen (Illinois)

    Amazing stone–Love the energy–superb. Thanks so much for the personalized attention. I am thrilled with my purchase.

  3. Gretchen B. (Indiana)

    Very nice I love it

  4. Sara L. (New York)

    Thank you again for a wonderful transaction! Beautiful Golden Kunzite!

  5. Lisa W. (Maryland)

    This is breathtaking and beautiful

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