Another one of the first healing crystals in my crystal arsenal. When I first turned to them for their metaphysical properties, I was struggling very badly with anxiety. I bought a tiny piece of Kunzite which I strung on a cord around my neck. After a couple of days my chest was really sore, this lasted a week, I didn’t understand why. Then as it subsided, I realised that it was the tension around my chest being released. After ten days, I could breathe without it hurting me. This will always be one of the most important crystals to me.
Comparative to other gemstones, Kunzite is a fairly young gem. It was in 1902 that George Frederick Kunz, a mineralogist working for Tiffany and co, first thoroughly described Kunzite. The gem was originally discovered in Connecticut, but the first large deposit was found in the San Diego area of California. Kunz determined this gemstone was of an existing crystal family called spodumene, but the unique pinkish to purple colour had been previously unrecognised, making Kunzite unique. The next year, in 1903, a chemistry professor named it in honour of Mr. Kunz.
Since Kunzite’s discovery, the gem has experienced growing fame especially in high-end jewellery due to its large size and natural clarity despite its perfect cleavage sometimes making cutting difficult. A particularly famous Kunzite was a 47-karat specimen in a ring that sold for over $410,000 at a Sotheby's auction of the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1996. Kunzite, and other members of the spodumene family, are also used in the making of certain medicines, ceramics and medicines.
Kunzite Geological Properties
Kunzite is a composite of lithium, aluminium and silicate, which naturally forms in large sizes. It's fairly common to find high-quality stones that weigh at least 20 karats. The crystal structure displays distinct pleochroism, which means Kunzite can appear to display two or three colours depending on the light source and orientation of the gem. Most typically, kunzite is a pale pinkish or lilac colour, but can also be more vividly coloured. Kunzite gem-quality stones are naturally transparent and tend to be eye clean, meaning the stone is free of inclusions to the naked eye. When Kunzite gemstones do have inclusions, they are commonly aligned tubes.
Though Kunzite was originally discovered in North America, the most current supply of this gemstone comes from the Middle East. Other deposits of Kunzite include those found in Canada, Russia, Mexico, Sweden and Australia. Most Kunzite does not receive enhancements.
Kunzite Metaphysical Properties
According to metaphysical beliefs, Kunzite is a stone deeply connected to the heart and love. A joyful stone, Kunzite opens and connects the heart with the mind, encouraging communion between the two. While wearing Kunzite, it is thought you are better able to experience and reciprocate love. Kunzite is also believed to help heal heartache and calm nerves. While Kunzite is not a traditional gemstone, some people have adopted the pinkish stone as a birthstone alternative for February--and Kunzite does look stunning alongside amethyst. It's no surprise Kunzite activates the heart Chakra and helps align the crown Chakra.
Kunzite is one of the strongest crystals in the pack for sweeping away any kind of dark feelings of doom and gloom. Dressed in divine love, Kunzite comes to us in many shades – it can be colourless or it can be soft and shimmering in shades of pink and lilac or even soft lemon yellow and green. The green and yellow versions of Kunzite are sometimes referred to as Hiddenite. Yet, it is the rosy-hued variety we first think of when we hear the name Kunzite
Kunzite is one of the most calming stones imaginable. One glance at its soft shimmer is enough to lower your heart pressure, tie together torn nerves, and fill the heart and soul with the full promise of divine love. This is a crystal that is here to remind us that despite times of hardship and trouble, nothing can’t be overcome and our greatest strength comes from having a trusting and open heart. Kunzite is rich in feminine energy with strong, high vibrations. The stone is known for being incredibly effective at clearing emotional blockages, especially when it comes to the heart. Anyone who is struggling to adjust to changes in life or those who are suffering the blow of a new separation or any situation that has caused them to become stuck in low vibrations, by calling on the power of the Kunzite Stone you can clear those traumas away and make space for inner peace, self-love, health, and harmony to shine.