Kunzite is a trichroic gemstone with strong pleochroism the meaning of which equates to multi- coloredness. The hardness is 6.5 to 7 on the mohs scale making it a durable gemstone for all forms of jewelry. Due to the strong pleochroism it makes the cutting of kunzite difficult. In order to make sure that the fine color is shown to its full potential, the cutter must align the raw crystal very precisely during his work. The reason being depending on the angle from which you look at a kunzite, it may appear violet, pink or even colorless. In a well cut stone the most beautiful color nuance will always be visible from above.
The more intense the color the more valuable the kunzite. Whether the gem is more pink or lavender is more or less a personal preference and skin type, the color tone should be light but strong.
Kunzite with its delicate pink and lavender is not only an ideal precious stone for lovers; it is also popular as a healing stone. Kunzite is said to enhance a person's capacity for devotion and understanding and to bestow inner peace on its wearer. It is also said to activate the mind and liberate us from worry and anxiety. Whether or not one actually believes in the positive effects, one thing is certain; its fine pink and lavender radiates a serene composure and keeps moods of depression and anxiety at bay.
Shape: Oval - Cabochon
Clarity: Lightly included, Transparent
Weight: 10 carat average weight
Color: Vivid light purple
Beautiful vivid light purple color. Excellent calibrated high dome cut. Excellent polish. May be set with dome upward or with base upward. Good clarity transparent gemstones. There are 7 of these fine gems available. Price listed is per gemstone.