Kunzite (on sale)


Divine Love

Open yourself to the awesome power of Divine Love.

Discover a childlike joy in the world around you.

Be more kind, gracious, and compassionate.

Let go of resistance and manifest your heart’s desires.

Let Kunzite inspire you to rejoice in all things!

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Healing Properties of Kunzite

Spiritual: Kunzite joyful sings that we are loved and that we are meant to be happy and whole. It helps us to recognize that the Divine is everywhere; within us and within each soul we meet.  It sweetly reminds us that we are connected to every part of creation, from the farthest away star to the smallest insect buzzing in our garden, and that we are an integral part of the Great Song.  Kunzite helps us to live with both confidence and humility in perfect balance.  It celebrates with us whenever we dare to be true to ourselves.  Kunzite encourages us to be kind and generous, and to live from the heart.  It deepens meditation, raises our energetic frequency and protects us from unwanted energies and influences.  Kunzite is attuned to the Heart and Crown Chakras and linked to Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.  It is connected to the element of Water and vibrates to the number 7.

Emotional: Kunzite vibrates with an incredibly peaceful and loving energy.  It dissolves negative feelings and removes any resistance we might feel towards activities that are for our own emotional healing and growth.  Kunzite invites us to love ourselves better and to actively show this self-love in our actions and words.  Kunzite teaches us that love is not just a feeling or an emotion, but rather a way of life and an ongoing practice.  Kunzite attracts our soul mates and other key partnerships, and is a soothing friend when we need to heal heartache from past relationships.  Kunzite motivates us to be more tolerant of others, while also having healthy boundaries.  It encourages us to continually strive to be a better friend, family member, and all-around better human being.  It vibrates with the essence of pure love and is a joyful cheerleader as we become our Highest Self in our everyday life and interactions.

Mental: Kunzite helps us to stay calm and collected, regardless of our circumstances.  It unites our intellect with out intuition, and our sense of logic with our heart’s “inner knowing.”  Together, this allows us to see very clearly and honestly, while gazing at the world with love.  This love-filled vision is not the optimistic rose-tinted glasses that allows us to ignore uncomfortable truths.  But rather an exceptionally compassionate point of view, which helps us to see the humanity and potential for goodness.  Such a sight, always reminds us that we ourselves can bring love and light into the situation.  Kunzite teaches us that constructive criticism is a helpful gift meant to help us grow and improve, rather than a rejection of who we currently are   It helps us to remove mental blocks and obstacles that seemingly prevent us from moving forward towards our goals and along our path.  Kunzite helps us to focus on solutions, rather than dwelling on problems.  It asks us to always think, “what would Love do?”

Physical: Kunzite is recommended for anyone who suffers from panic attacks, and all the physical reactions that accompany them.  Kunzite’s warm and loving energy feels like a hug and can help us to calm down our stress response, both emotionally and physically.  During the attack and directly after, Kunzite simply sooths and supports.  But once we have settled down, it gives us both the self-compassion and strength we need to actively reduce the stress and the stress triggers in our life, so that the attacks do not continue.  Kunzite is a wonderful talisman for the heart and the parasympathetic nervous system.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Kunzite

Kunzite, Beebe Hold Mine, California, USA

Mineral Family: Silicate (Single-Chain Inosilicate)

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 pink/purple 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)

Map courtesy of: TravelBlog
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

Ethically Sourced Kunzite


The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved. 



The Mine

This Kunzite was artisanally-mined in Nigeria

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage

and had relatively safe conditions for workers.

Learn More: Ethical Mining



The Lapidary

This Kunzite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business.  They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.

Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally.  They tend to get impatient with questions.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Kunzite


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Kunzite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Nigeria

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Purple-pink
  • Polish: Shiny but not completely smooth. Small pieces of the matrix rock are knocked off during the tumbling process leaving cavities and rough spots.
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small is .75 in / 19 mm
    • Large is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small is 0.2 oz / 5.5 g / 28 carats
    • Large is 0.3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Cheryl M. (Canada)

    I LOVE this high vibe Kunzite!! Beautiful energy!!
    I really appreciate the care that Julie puts in to her work as it truly shows!!! I highly recommend!!!

  2. Dana M. (Ohio)

    It arrived on time and was beautiful. I will definitely buy from this shop again.

  3. Nicole F. (Florida)

    I received a beautiful specimen and it arrived very quickly! Thank you for all the informational cards as well! I would definitely purchase again from this shop

  4. Cheryl M. (Canada)

    A big thank you to You Julie!! Thank you for my beautiful order!! I love all the crystals!! Thank you for your care!! Blessings to you!!

  5. Tauree D. (Utah)

    Thank you for choosing such a pretty kunzite that sings just as sweetly as the first one you sent me.

  6. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Kunzite is one of my favorites! Thanks!

  7. Jessica M. (Arkansas)

    Thank you for taking the time to package my crystals in such a mindful and considerate way! I was delighted to receive them. I look forward to tapping into the energy of joy and childlike wonder the Kunzite emits.

  8. Luke S. (Florida)

    julie once again picks a beautiful stone! i live this crystal, its gorgeous! fun fact: kunzite is UV reactive 😉

  9. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Super charged Kunzite! This one is literally vibrating in my hand its powerful!

  10. Tauree D. (Utah)

    I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you. All of the crystals you sent are beautiful and the energy is so warm and appealing. I love all of them and they cheer me up every day. I appreciate your willingness to help me in my healing journey. Kunzite’s energy is just… wonderful. Every time I pick mine up, it absolutely sings with warmth and deep compassion and joy.

  11. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    Thank you for sending me such a gorgeous Kunzite. Its color is unlike that of any other crystal I have, a gently vibrant orchid with subtle variations both in intensity and from opaque to translucent in places. And if that wasn’t already spectacular, oh, that side of it that is all shimmery! I love its freshness, an innocence that isn’t vulnerability but the strength of love in complete harmony. This one is going to be a favorite to contemplate and to carry to remind me to aspire.

  12. Angela S. (Ohio)

    Yesterday, my friend gifted me with a wonderful threesome of stones from your shop. She said you helped her pick out the most complimentary combination. They are AMAZING!! I am so thankful for her thoughtful gift & to you for knowing so well what I need!! 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. Karen (Illinois)

    This beautiful Kunzite is wonderful. I cannot express my appreciation for the heartfelt service. Thank you so much as I am “Over the Moon” with the quality of the stones.

  15. Jennifer W. (Washington)

    Julie is amazing and so are her crystals! I loved emailing with her about how I would use the stones and the particular shade of kunzite I hoped to get. Many online sellers “intuitively” choose your stones (randomly!) but Julie really does take the time to pick them for you, as if she were picking out just the right gift for a friend. It’s so great to know that none of these stones were mined by children or exploited workers. Her caring really comes through. Do not miss ordering from Moonrise!

  16. Maren S. (Virginia)

    Awesome stone, love!! Great customer service and communication, thanks, dear Julie!

  17. Lisa W. (Maryland)

    This is breathtaking and beautiful

  18. Angelina B. (Minnesota)

    Thank you!!! Love it!!

  19. Paul S. (Washington)

    Awesome seller, great communication! It was a pleasure, thanks again!!! 🙂

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