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Kunzite. Lovely pink and purples.

Kunzite is the pink to light purple gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. It is a relatively inexpensive gemstone and the color of kunzite is distinctive and there are a few other gemstones that it.

Kunzite can present problems for cutters. It has two directions of cleavage, which means that the gem can split cleanly along those directions. As a result, kunzite has been known to simply fall apart from the pressure applied during faceting. In addition, kunzite’s color is usually concentrated down its length, or C-axis. Cutters must factor these properties into their plans when fashioning gems.

Learn about the factors that make kunzite so desirable.

Very rare eye clean Taaffeite weighing 2.32cts from Sri Lanka. Taaffeite is one of the rarest and most desirable of collector's gemstones. Only a very few stones have been found and most of them originally misidentified as spinel. Multicolour.com, discovered some taafeites in it's mine run material from Tunduru, Tanzania. More @ www.multicolour.com and #gemstones

Very rare eye clean Taaffeite weighing from Sri Lanka. Taaffeite is one of the rarest and most desirable of collector's gemstones. Only a very few stones have been found and most of them originally misidentified as spinel.

Lot of large Kunzite gemstones from Afghanistan. Kunzite is the pink to light purple gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. It is a relatively inexpensive gemstone so there is no real incentive to produce a synthetic version. The color of kunzite is distinctive and there are a few other gemstones that it could be confused with.

Lot of large Kunzite gemstones from Afghanistan. Kunzite is the pink to light purple gem variety of the mineral Spodumene. It is a relatively inexpensive gemstone so there is no real incentive to produce a synthetic version. The color of kunzite is distin

Fluorescence is the ability of a mineral to turn incoming light of ultraviolet color into light of a visible color. Many diamonds have a blue fluorescence that can make a pale yellow stone look whiter, which is desirable. Fine rubies fluoresce red, giving their color an extra glowing redness.

Ruby, especially Burmese stones over are among the rarest and most expensive gemstones in the world. Prized for their beauty, durability, and rarity, it is the quality of the color which most determines the value of the stones. The ideal color is th

SPINEL VIOLET 1.68 CARAT WEIGHT OVAL STEP CUT BEAUTY!

Spinel violet 1.68 carat weight oval step cut beauty! nr bin

Indian Alexandrite under sunlight. , Superior brilliance, and excellent clarity and although the color change is not strong, alexandrites from Andrapradesh are well known for their beautiful daylight color.

G - Indian alexandrite under sunlight. Superior brilliance and excellent clarity and although the colour change is not strong, alexandrites from Andrapradesh are well known for their beautiful daylight colour.

41.80ct Bluish Purple California Kunzite, Oceanview Mine, Big Kahuna Zone approx late 2010

Gemstone Photographs - Kunzite (Pink Spodumene) Another Kunzite also faceted by our Award Winning Supreme Master Gemcutter from All That Glitters Rough purchased directly from the mine. This is Exceptional Color and something that we have only seen in

Spodumene (kunzite); 201 ct. Largest stone cut to date (May 2011) from the Oceanview Mine. Photograph by Mark Mauthner.

Largest stone cut to date (May from the Oceanview Mine. Photograph by Mark Mauthner.

Australian opals

Rare Large Crystal Opal Mintabie, South Australia, Australia The opal deposits of Mintabie have long been depleted with no new production emerging. The present example was set aside many years ago by the miner who could not bear to part with it earlier.

Phosphophyllite, 10.99 ct, 14.77 x 10.30 x 10.28 mm, from Bolivia, likely the Unificada Miine in Potosí. (Photo: Jeff Scovil)

:p Phosphophyllite, ct, Bolivia. It is one of the rarest gemstones because the material is difficult to cut. It is both brittle and fragile on the Mohs hardness scale).

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Heart of Planet This stunning gemstone was cut from spodumene rough mined from the Mawi Mine located in Laghman, NW, Nuristan Province in Afghanistan. The crystal was mined over 30 years ago and has been hiding in a private collection until just this p

Brilliant Cut Round Kunzite gemstone (4.8 ct) 11 mm round Rated: 9 / 5 based on 9 customer reviews $130 In stock Product description: Pink kunzite was discovered in 1902 in the Pala District of San Di

4.8 carat round African Kunzite Gemstone

Brilliant Cut Round Kunzite gemstone ct) 11 mm round Rated: 9 / 5 based on…

Malaya garnet is a true nightstone. The gemstone holds up well in incandescent lighting and like most gemstones from East Africa. is not intimidated by direct sun.

Pink Tourmaline: may vary in color from pale pink to deep red, yet all are devoted to serving the heart. A stone said to infuse love and spirituality, encouraging compassion and gentleness during periods of growth and changes.

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