Pale has never looked so pretty! Kunzite gemstones are favored for their range of pastel shades — from delicate light pink to violet-purple or lilac. This relatively new gemstone was discovered in the Unites States around the turn of the century and was named after New York City jeweler George Frederick Kunz in 1902.
Kunzite: Pretty In Pink
Part of the allure of kunzite jewelry is the gemstone's ability to reveal three different colors when viewed from different angles, with the deepest tone being seen from the top. Kunzite is sometimes referred to as the "evening" stone as it shows its true, vivid hue when out of bright or direct light.
Pink always seems to be in fashion, making kunzite's pretty pastel shades a popular choice for jewelry. Browse the Ross-Simons' web site to see beautiful examples of kunzite jewelry presented in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
This pastel-pretty gemstone shimmers in shades of soft pink and violet. When viewed from different angles, kunzite seems to shift colors, adding to the stone's romantic allure. Kunzite has been gracing necklaces, bracelets and rings since the early 1900s. More about colored gemstones.
Prized for its blushing beauty, kunzite adds an enchanting, pastel touch to necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each gemstone is carefully cut to show off the stone's deepest tones. Our jewelry designers proudly present kunzite in settings of white and yellow gold.
Kunzite is part of the spodumene mineral family and is found in large crystal masses, some weighing hundreds of pounds. The world's largest faceted kunzite is an 880-carat stone on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Sources of kunzite include the United States, Canada, Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar and Sweden.
Kunzite Jewelry Care & Handling
Kunzite is on the harder side (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale), but care should be taken to avoid scratches and sharp blows. Kunzite jewelry should also be kept out of extreme sunlight or excessive heat as this may cause its color to fade. Clean your kunzite jewelry with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Store your kunzite rings, necklaces and bracelets in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use.