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Kunzite

  • Color: light purple, pink, colorless
  • Hardness: 6.5 - 7
  • Refractive index: 1.66 - 1.68
  • Density: 3.10 - 3.20
  • Chemical composition: LiAl(SiO3)2
  • Crystal structure: monoclinic
  • Origins: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Canada, Russia.

Another name for kunzite is spodumene. These stones have a noticeable pleochroism effect (from pink to colorless). As a rule, only big specimens over 15-20 ct. are considered valuable. Heating or long exposure to sunlight may make their color fade.

 


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