Origin of kunzite
Examples from the Web for kunzite
Kunzite becomes strongly phosphorescent under the Rntgen rays, or by the action of radium or on exposure to ultra-violet rays.
Spodumene, of which Kunzite is a variety, cleaves almost too easily to be durable.
Purple spodumene (kunzite) is pinkish to lilac in shade—usually pale, unless in large masses, and it shows very marked dichroism.
It is now on the market as kunzite, and a cut stone of one karat in weight sells for fifty dollars and more.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins