Kunzite is a stone of achievement, healing, and love. Also known as the Women's Stone, Kunzite is a pink form of Spodumene, which is a lithium aluminum silicate. Other forms of Spodumene (Hiddenite, Triphane) are also called Kunzite, but true Kunzite (also called Pink Kunzite) ranges from pink to lilac. It is still a fairly new crystal with a short history compared to other popular ones, only being discovered in 1902 by George Frederick Kunz (who the gem is named after) in San Diego, California, so it's uses are more contemporary. It's rarity also leads it to being fairly expensive, especially in faceted forms (for its difficulty to cut), although affordable pieces can still be found.
Since its discovery in the USA, other deposits around the world have been discovered, including the main ones in Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
Appearance of Kunzite
Chemical Formula: LiAl(SiO3)2
Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7
Colors: Blush Pink, Cotton Candy Pink, Pastel Pink, Pastel Fuchsia, Lilac, Lavendar
Kunzite is a gem with a high, glassy luster that gets its lilac-pink color from the presence of Manganese at the time of composition . It forms in flat, vertically striated crystals among granitic pegmatites, and is usually found with Feldspar, Lepidolite, Muscovite, and Quartz. The clarity ranges from transparent or opaque, but the more saturated the gem, the more valuable it is.
NOTE: Kunzite should not be damaged by water if it needs to be cleansed, but as it does include lithium and aluminum, it is toxic if consumed and should not be used in infusions or placed in water for too long . It may also be damaged by salt and fade in sunlight .
Healing Properties of Kunzite
Chakras: Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Planets: Venus, Pluto
Zodiacs: Aries, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio
Cheerfulness, Feminine Energy, Gentleness, Joy, Love, Playfulness, Relaxation, Tenderness
Spiritually, Kunzite is a protective stone, especially for feminine energy and people. It can balance on physical and emotional levels to open the heart to divine love. Accepting the love already around us and encouraging appreciation of differences can help us accept our innate ability to heal the world around us, which is particularly important for healers, nurturers, and new parents.
Emotionally and mentally, Kunzite is especially healing for those who are resentful towards the world. It can rejuvenate and uplift the heart to bring back childlike wonder, playfulness, and carefree mindset to rediscover joy in life. This can help eliminated negativity, depression, and anxiety as well as remove blockages from past pain to help relax the mind. This tranquility can help encourage staying focused to keep us on track to achieving our goals.
Physically, Kunzite is a stone that is connected to the heart. It can strengthen the heart and circulatory system, as well as relieve physical symptoms of anxiety with its relaxing energy. It can also relieve physical pain related to menstrual cycles and other feminine issues.
Crystal Pairings with Kunzite
Hiddenite, a yellow-green form of Spodumene, is a cousin of and perfect pair with Kunzite. While both gems focus internally on strengthening the heart and amplifying love, Kunzite improves life externally, and Hiddenite improves life internally. Together they amply each other's properties to bring deep healing from the past, fill the present with compassion and care for yourself and the world around you, and set the groundwork for a prosperous future full of love.
If you are looking to specifically amplify the properties of Kunzite that bring achievement, then try Lapis Lazuli, Moldavite, and/or Moonstone.
If you are looking to specifically amplify the properties of Kunzite that bring healing, then try Iolite, Lepidolite, and/or Scolecite.
If you are looking to specifically amplify the properties of Kunzite that bring love, then try Eudialyte, Rose Quartz, and/or Morganite.
Green Kunzite vs Pink Kunzite
Hiddenite, also called Green Kunzite, is a green variety of Spodumene (the same mineral as Kunzite). With the same chemical composition and crystal structure, the color is the main difference, as true Kunzite ranges from pink to lilac and Hiddenite ranges from yellow to green. Green Kunzite is just a nickname for Hiddenite, although with their abundant similarities, the nickname is fair.
Both gems focus on internally strengthening the heart and amplifying love, but Kunzite especially improves life externally, and Hiddenite internally. Hiddenite is deeply healing when it comes to the heart and the past. Just like Kunzite, it can bring love, peace, and compassion, but it can also strengthen and reveal areas of weakness (physically and emotionally), release pain from the past, and encourage people to nurture and heal themself the way they do to the world and people around them.
NOTE: We do not condone crystals and/or minerals as a replacement for medical attention or professional help, as healing properties of crystals have not been 100% proven by science. If you are concerned about your health, please seek professional medical attention. Moreover, do not consume or place crystals and/or minerals inside of your body without professional consultation, as this can be dangerous.
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