Kunzite Properties



Stone of Infinite Calming Love

Kunzite, although not truly discovered until the early 20th century, due to it’s wonderful coloring and peaceful demeanor, is quickly becoming a popular women’s stone, cared for most deeply by Goddess worshipers.

This stone teaches us to go with the flow of life, like a meandering creek, content with it’s part in life. It is a protective stone, radiating peace, connecting one to Universal Love; producing loving thoughts and communication.

Scientific Gemstone Properties

ohs Hardness of 7 with a monoclinic crystal structure

Kunzite and Hiddenite were not recognized as entirely separate minerals until 1879. When Kunzite was found to be a form of the Spodumene (discovered in 1877)  family, it was named for the gemologist George F. Kunz.

Spodumene presents in a wide range of colors. The lilac/pink (colored with manganese) is named Kunzite. It is strong pleochroic, meaning that the intensity of the color varies when the crystal is viewed from different angles.  Due to Kunzite’s cleavage, coupled with the strong pleochroism and splintery fracture, this is considered quite a challenge for gem cutters.

Found in the United States, Madagascar, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Myanmar

Metaphysical Gemstone Properties

Kunzite helps when one was required to grow up too quickly, restoring lost trust and innocence. Quite favorable for removing emotional blockages, it is told to combat feelings of inferiority, and has a pronounced calming effect on one’s heart.  Kunzite will reveal the emotional blockages one holds from the past, so they may be understood, and dealt with so one may move on; as one will never move forward without facing the past.

Offering a calmness to accept situations that are out of one’s control, particularly old buried experiences that have caused deep emotional discomfort, Kunzite has the power to dispel and dissolve this pain. Healing of this emotional debris frees up one’s emotions, healing heartache, and allowing one to trust the inner self once again.

It is said that Kunzite is a wonderful addition to a car to keep the driver calm during traffic disturbances and back ups, as well as for protection and removing obstacles from one’s path.  Kunzite is helpful in allowing and assisting one to compromise between one’s personal needs and the needs of others, as well as encouraging a kind humility and willingness to serve while still holding one’s self worth, and keeping one’s self esteem intact.

Enhancing creativity, Kunzite promotes maturity in thought while allowing one to maintain the openness of childhood. Assisting one to be open, loving , strong and vibrant, with a grounded sense of security which will not infringe on one’s state of freedom.

Healing Gemstone Properties

Kunzite, although a stone of peace, is quite a powerful healing stone that has a beneficial effect on a large range of physical and emotional disorders.  Not only assisting those who have suffered from inner turmoil derived from old wounds, but it allows one to accept constructive criticism without anxiety, allowing and assisting in one’s ability to compromise without losing oneself.

Strengthening as well as reinforcing the physical heart muscle, Kunzite may be used in the treatment of the lungs, circulatory functions, and stress related disease.  Kunzite may be used to stimulate the secretion of hormones that will physically improve one’s well being.

It may alleviate sciatica as well as other painful joints when applied over night as an elixir or by adhering the stone to the area. As Kunzite relaxes tense muscles, it opens the arteries allowing better blood flow, helping to alleviate rheumatism and arthritis issues.

Worn in direct contact with skin, Kunzite will allow for the most favorable healing qualities.

Magical Gemstone Properties

Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth
Planet:  Pluto & Venus
Powers: Grounding, Relaxation & Peace
Candle Color: Pink

Magically, Kunzite is held or worn to induce a peaceful relaxation, releasing tension and soothing the muscles that are often known to carry daily and long held stresses. By merely passing the stone over the affected parts of the body, Kunzite will help to ‘unknit’ those troubled muscles.

Used for gazing, it is also very powerful to induce peace, calm anger, reduce fears, and soothe nerves, as well as grounding to bring one back down to the earth.

Kunzite may be used in conjunction with Rose Quartz for a love spell. Although one may receive a more spiritual, universal love than that of a romantic nature.

Kunzite should be cleansed under warm running water after each use and recharged overnight amongst dry Hematite stones.

Zodiac Gemstone Properties

Zodiac Stone of: Taurus

Associations: Venus

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month.

Kunzite symbolizes straightforwardness; by increasing the wearer’s tolerance. It will also help one form lasting friendships based in truth.

Chakra Gemstone Properties

Kunzite, with its loving pink energy, activates the Heart Chakra and aligns it with the light violet energy of the mind, the Crown Chakra. This healing communication between mind and heart produces a powerful peace penetrating the inner core of one's being, and is expressed as pure joy in thoughts and feelings. [Raphaell, 115][Melody, 362]

Pink Kunzite crystals reflect the Light of the heart and love, and help stimulate the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps in our relationships. Pink crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly.  We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown chakra are treated with Light Violet crystals. Their violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.