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. Kunzite and pearl necklace designed by Paloma Picasso, featuring a 396.3-ct cushion-cut kunzite with thirty South Sea pearls, from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Photo credit: Laurie Minor-Penland, Public.Resource.Org. Licensed under CC By 2.0.
Article: Tips for Cutting Kunzite
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