Kunzite was named in honor of the mineralogist and gemologist George Frederick Kunz. The delicate pastel colors of our kunzite beads remind us of springtime. This gemstone would look wonderful with the soft luster of our freshwater pearls.
Kunzite is a variety of the pyroxene mineral Spodumene and comes either colorless or in gorgeous pastel yellow, green, or pink colors. It has a splintery, striated structure that gives it a lovely, interesting texture. The color of this stone, which has been found in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Australia, and the United States, arises from trace amounts of manganese.