by Donald Clark, CSM IMG
Kunzite is the pink to violet variety of spodumene. These gems are strongly pleochroic and have perfect cleavage in two directions. Cutting kunzite is a difficult but worthwhile endeavor. “Picasso Kunzite and Pearl Necklace,” 396.3-carat cushion-cut stone with 30 South Sea pearls, from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, credit: Laurie Minor-Penland, by Public.Resource.Org is licensed under CC By 2.0.
Cutting kunzite and other minerals with easy cleavage is a major …
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