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Charming Kunzite

I have a big octagon Kunzite in one of my rings, and everyone thinks it is made of glas or chrystal; That is how clear and colourful the Kunzite is. The Kunzite in the picture to the left is mine, but we have an oval in stock. You can also get us to order another cut for you. 

 

Size: 20x15x10 mm, 22x22x13 mm 

Clarity: IF

Origin: Not stated (bought from Thailand)

In stock: 1 oval, Octagon on order,

 

Price: USD 17.35 - 18.50

Kunzite is the violet variety of spodumene and inamed after the gemologist George Frederik Kunz. It was first discovered in southern California 1902.

Kunzite is easy to split but hard and difficult to grind. It occurs in Southern California, San Diego and Riverside, as well as in Madagascar.

For moore information, go to spodumene

Spodumen is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate and is a lithium source. It occurs colourless to yellowish, purplish (Kunzite), yellow-green or emerald green (Hiddenite) with prismatic crystals, which often are large. A find of a 14.3 m (47 ft) crystal have been reported from the Black Hills in South Dakota, United States. The crystals are typically heavily striated parallel to the main axis. The crystal faces are often etched and full of small triangular pits/markings.
CLARITY CLASSIFICATION
IF Internally Flawless No Inclusions Visible Even With 10x Magnification.
VVS Very-Very Slightly Included Minute Inclusions Not Visible To Eye.
VSI Very Slight Inclusions Slight Inclusions Visible To Eye.
SI 1-2 Slight Inclusions: Some Inclusions Visible.
I 1-3 Included Many Inclusions Visible. 807163324

 

 

 

 

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Latest update: 28 augusti 2015