Alternative Names: Pink Spodumene
Origin: Afghanistan, India, Brazil
Mineral Species: Spodumene
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Pale pink / lilac to pink / lilac
Typical Appearance: Elongated striated crystals.
Birthstone: Scorpio, Taurus and Leo
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named for George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), American mineralogist with Tiffany & Co.
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'.