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!
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 every 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 we are an integral part of the Great Song. It helps us to live with both confidence and humility in perfect balance, and 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 protect 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 a ongoing practice. Kunzite can be used to attract our soul mates and other key partnerships, as well as to heal heartache from past relationships. It motivates us to be more tolerant of others, while also having healthy boundaries. Kunzite encourages us to continually strive to be a better friend, family member, and all-around better human being. Kunzite vibrates with the essence of pure love and invites us to become the Highest Version of ourselves in our everyday life and interactions.
Mental: Kunzite helps us to stay calm and collected, regardless of our circumstances. It combines our intellect with intuition, and logic with our heart’s “inner knowing.” Kunzite can help us to accept constructive criticism as a helpful gift, rather than a rejection of who 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. Kunzite helps us to think of solutions, rather than dwell on problems. It asks us to always think, “what would Love do?”
Physical: 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. Kunzite is said to be particularly good for restructuring our DNA and our health at the most basic level.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Kunzite
Mineral Family: Silicate (Single-Chain Inosilicate)
Chemical Composition: Lia(Si2O6)
Color: Pink, Purple, Gold, White, Yellow, Gray, Green
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Fracture: Subconchoidal to splintery
Luminescence: Orange (long wave) / Pink (short wave)
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.
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)
History of Kunzite
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.
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.
Kunzite, 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.
Ethically Sourced Kunzite
The Miner sell directly to the Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short.
The Mine and Lapidary are in different countries.
At least one middleman is involved.
This Kunzite is from Madagascar.
The exact deposit is unknown, but was most likely artisanally-mined,
which causes only minor environmental damage and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
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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
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
Kunzite Tumbled Stone
Color: Pink. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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