Kunzite gemstone (Uparatna) was first found in California, USA. It was found in the year 1902 A.D. This Uparatna has been named after George F. Kunz. It is usually found in large sizes and up to eight carats. Good quality and colors are not found in smaller sizes. Hence, this Uparatna is usually used in bigger sizes as ornaments. Light pink colored Kunzite is cheaper than Green colored Kunzite. It loses its lustre if it is kept for long in heat or direct sunlight.
Pink colored Kunzite is believed to give positive results regarding love affairs. This Uparatna has also been considered to give benefits when gifted to a lover. It prevents love affairs from getting bitter and makes a person patient. This Uparatna is also known as Spodumene.
Kunzite was discovered near the beginning of the twentieth century, in America, named for it's discover, the gemologist G.F. Kunz. And although it does not have a very long history, it's effectiveness has been tried and proven.
Kunzite is a form of Spodumene, which occurs in a wide range of colors, although the most common color is the yellow gray (which is called triphane). Two other gemstone varieties, the lilac-pink kunzite (colored by manganese) and the bright emerald green hiddenite (colored by chromium) are very popular with collectors. The kunzite was named for gemologist G.F. Kunz who first described it in 1902; hiddenite is named for W.E. Hidden, who discovered it in North Carolina in 1879.
Spodumene was discovered in 1877 in Brazil, although it was not until 1879 that kunzite and hiddenite were recognized as different varieties of the same mineral. Spodumene is also found in Madagascar, Myanmar, the USA, Canada, the former USSR, Mexico and Sweden.
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a monoclinic crystal structure.
Kunzite is strongly pleochroic, which means that there is a color intensity variation when a crystal is viewed from the top or bottom then from side to side or from other directions. The top and bottom of the crystal reveal the deepest colors and knowledgeable gem cutters will take advantage of its effects. Due to kunzite's cleavage, splintery fracture and strong pleochroism it is considered a real gem cutters challenge. However, its beautiful pink color makes kunzite an attractive and desirable gemstone.
Spodumene is an important source of lithium for use in industrial ceramics, mobile phone and automotive batteries, medicine and as a fluxing agent. Lithium is extracted from spodumene by fusing in acid. Spodumene is also an important flux in glazes used by ceramic artists, especially Shino glazes.
World production of lithium via spodumene is around 80,000 metric tons per annum, primarily from the Greenbushes pegmatite of Western Australia, and some Chinese and Chilean sources. Spodumene is becoming less important a source of lithium due to the emergence of alkaline brine lake sources in China and Argentina, which produce lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide directly.
Kunzite - Mystical And Metaphysical Properties
This Uparatna brings good fortune. It makes a person live a new life and relieves him of all tensions. It also keeps a person calm. This Uparatna is a symbol of all forms of love. It helps a person to open his heart for everyone. It makes a person feel content in every situation. It also makes a person adjusting to different situations. This Uparatna helps a person in communicating his thoughts by his actions rather than his words.
The element of this Uparatna is Earth. It helps a person when he is sad and does not let him get suffered by inferiority complex. This Uparatna keeps situations under control so that they don't get out of hand. It is also helpful in getting rid of old bruises and injuries. This Uparatna helps a person understand the gravity of situations and makes him face difficult obstacles easily. It also helps a person forget his past.
This Uparatna is like a dream that eradicates memories of a horrible past from a person’s mind. It relieves a person from all sorts of problems. This Uparatna provides energy to a person and makes him peaceful. It makes a person live in reality and not in a world of dreams. It also inclines a person towards spirituality. Keeping this Uparatna on stressed body parts relieves a person from tired muscles. It makes a person emotionally strong. It even helps a person face criticism. It also maintains the energy level in the body.
Kunzite it is told will help to combat feelings of inferiority, inhibition and depression, and it also has a pronounced calming effect on the heart.
Kunzite is known to ease tension of tight muscles, and it is especially good for the nerves and muscles of the shoulders and neck. It creates a calmness when you have to accept a situation because it is out of your control.
It's most favorable use is for removing emotional blockages from your history, especially childhood stress and trauma. Kunzite will help you to see the blockage, and to understand what needs to be done, so that you may start on the road to recovery. As we can never move forward until we face the past. This is the stone for you to resolve, dissolve and get past old buried experiences of deep emotional stress, so as to be available for all of the wonders that are waiting for you.
To dream of kunzite reveals a need to stop avoiding unpleasant issue and to begin solving them.
Healing Properties Of Kunzite
This Uparatna helps in getting rid of many diseases. It prevents nerves and muscles from getting hard. To be specific, it is good for neck and shoulder muscles. This Uparatna is also good for people who want to be relieved from stress and are in search of some peace of mind. This Uparatna also helps in proper blood circulation and relieves a person from arthritis.
Purple colored Kunzite helps in maintaining a balance in thyroid related matters and hormonal changes. Pink colored Kunzite prevents arthritis and joint pains. It is also helpful to druggists and alcoholics.
Kunzite is a very powerful healing stone that has beneficial effects on a wide range of disorders. It will help those who suffer from inner turmoil to achieve a balance between reason and emotions. It will alleviate sciatica and other painful joints when applied overnight. The regular consumption of kunzite water will ensure a balance production of blood corpuscles and healthy circulation.
Violet kunzite regulates the activity of the thyroid and promotes hormonal balance. Pink kunzite prevents narrowing of the arteries, it relaxes tense muscles and will alleviate rheumatism and arthritis.
Kunzite is also quite helpful in the treatment of drug and alcohol addition, as it promotes tolerance towards others. The ability to deal with criticism is improved, and the stone strongly stimulates the self-development in the wearer.
should be worn in direct contact with the skin for it's most favorable healing qualities. To relieve pain it should be placed directly on the affected area. The stone should be cleansed under warm running water each time before use and then recharged overnight among a bowl of dry hematite stones.
Classification Of Chakras
Pink colored Kunzite controls the fourth Chakra of the body known as Anahat Chakra.
White colored Kunzite controls the seventh Chakra of the body known as Sahastrar Chakra.
Yellow colored Kunzite controls the third Chakra of the body known as Manipurak Chakra.
Blue colored Kunzite controls the fifth Chakra of the body known as Vishuddha Chakra.
Green colored Kunzite, also known as Hiddinite, controls the fourth Chakra of the body known as Anahat Chakra.
Care Of Kunzite
Kunzite Uparatna should be cleaned after every use. To clean it, one should dip it in Luke warm water after use. Then Kunzite Uparatna should be kept all night along with Hematite crystals in a vessel fulled with water. This way, Kunzite regains it lustre and energy.
Where is Kunzite Found
Kunzite is found in America, Brazil, Madagascar, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Sweden, Pakistan and Western Australia.
Colors Of Kunzite
Kunzite Uparatna is found in Pink, Purple, Green and Yellow color’s. It is even found as colorless. This Uparatna is more popular in Pink color. Green colored Kunzite is known as Hiddenite.
Powers: Relaxation, peace, grounding
Magically, kunzite is worn or held to induce relaxation, and it seems the lilac shaded pieces are of the best quality.
Passing the stone over tension ridden parts of the body, literally un-knits the muscles and tension that we seem to carry with us every day.
It is also a centering and grounding stone, and is worn or carried to assist us in coming 'back down to earth'.
Kunzite also is told to be useful in attracting love, but it shall attract more of a spiritual love than one of the physical variety. Many of kunzite's other secrets still lie within, waiting patiently to be discovered.