kunzite


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kunz·ite

 (ko͝ont′sīt′)
n.
A lilac-colored spodumene used as a gemstone.

[After George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), American gemologist.]

kunzite

(ˈkʊntsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a pink-coloured transparent variety of the mineral spodumene: a gemstone
[C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856–1932), US gem expert]

kunz•ite

(ˈkʊnts aɪt)

n.
a transparent lilac-colored variety of spodumene, used as a gem.
[1900–05, Amer.; after German. French. Kunz (1856–1932), U.S. expert in precious stones; see -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kunzite - a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstonekunzite - a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone
spodumene - a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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Rabbani deals in Kunzite and Tourmaline stones from Afghanistan, cut, polished and haggled for in Peshawar.
She further revealed that many of the brand's pieces were made with exotic stones and elements, such as Azurites, Tanzanites, Aquamarines, Kunzite, corals, and mother of pearl.
And, although not a brand new trend, using the diamond as an embellishment to a statement coloured stone is still popular: "Our clients are showing a desire to see coloured gemstones from top quality rubies and sapphires through to more unusual stones, tourmaline, kunzite, iolite and hessonite.
The wide-range of gemstones including sapphires from Kashmir, emeralds from Swat, rubies from the northern areas and pink topazes from Katlang, Mardan, and good quality zircon, different varieties of quartz, aquamarine, tourmaline, sphene, spinel, zoisite apatite, epidote, morganite, garnet, scapolite, clino zoisite, xenotime, bastnaesite, peridot, nephrite, serpentine, red agate, diopside, pargasite, amethyst, scheelite, pollucite, chrome diopside and kunzite are found in mountainous belt from South Waziristan to Chitral, makes the country significant in the mineral world.
The wide-range of gemstones including sapphires from Kashmir, emeralds from Swat, rubies from the northern areas and pink topazes from Katlang, Mardan, and good quality zircon, different varieties of quartz, aquamarine, tourmaline, sphene, spinel, zoisite apatite, epidote, morganite, garnet, scapolite, clino zoisite, xenotime, bastnaesite, peridot, nephrite, serpentine, agate, diopside, pargasite, amethyst, scheelite, pollucite, chrome diopside and kunzite are found in mountainous belt from South Waziristan to Chitral, makes the country significant in the mineral world.
In the exhibition from all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chitral, Gilgit Baltistan, Quetta and other areas of the country the Gems and Jewelry business community arranged some stall in which precious stones like Ruby, Tourmaline, Peridot, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Kunzite, Tanzanite, Manganite, Pearl, Turquoise, Lapislazuli, Citrine, Opal, Coral, Agate, Amber, Malachite, Almandine Garnet, Moon Stone, Sun Stone, Blood Stone, Amethyst, Aventurine.
diopside, moonstone, serpentine jade, epidote, pink beryl (morganite), purple beryl, sapphire, zoisite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, kunzite and all known varieties of quartz.
Nuristan Panjshir Valley Jegdalek and Badakhshan are the four major regions which are rich in such precious stones as lapis lazuli emerald ruby and kunzite.
UBAIDULLAH QADRI: Pakistan has enormous wealth of expensive gems such as ruby, emerald, tourmaline, garnet, topaz, peridot, aquamarine, spinel, pargasite, diopside, moonstone, pink topaz, sapphire, zircon, feldspar, agate, serpentine jade, epidote, pink beryl (morganite), purple beryl, sphene, zoisite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and kunzite etc.
This week, I shall focus on Pink Kunzite, which has shades of both pink and a pale violet.
Fifteen years ago Jean-Claude acquired the mine from the garimpeiro and dealer Jair Medeiros (nickname: "Linguica"), during whose time the mine produced 1200 kg of gem-quality kunzite, the largest complete crystal weighing 50 kg.
The 1970s brought the very different sculptural creations of Elsa Peretti, influenced by Japanese design and techniques; the 80s, jewels by Paloma Picasso, delighting in settings of massive coloured stones (her 1986 pendant of a large kunzite mounted in a gold and platinum ribbon of South Sea pearls and diamonds is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution).