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Alternative Names: Pink Spodumene

Mineral Information

Origin: Afghanistan, India, Brazil

Mineral Species: Spodumene

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: LiAlSi2O6

Hardness: 6.5-7

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Pale pink / lilac to pink / lilac

Typical Appearance: Elongated striated crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Scorpio, Taurus and Leo

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named for George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), American mineralogist with Tiffany & Co.

Additional Information

Kunzite encourages compassion and love of others. It combines logic with intuition and inspiration. It is cheering and uplifting, and very good for depression. Kunzite acts as a protection stone in a similar way to Rose Quartz, and is also used as a block for electromagnetic stress. It works well on a spiritual level in combination with rose quartz and pink tourmaline, encouraging a healthy love of the Divine. It can induce deep meditation, and is useful for those who find it difficult to meditate. Holding a spear-shaped crystal can encourage one to become a 'spiritual warrior'.