A pinkish or lilac-colored, transparent variety of spodumene, used as a gem.
A pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene.
Origin of kunzite
After George Frederick Kunz (1856–1932), American gemologist
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Kunz + -ite
Kunzite Sentence Examples
Of growing importance are the gems found in California: a few diamonds in Butte county; rock crystal in Calaveras county; and tourmalines, kunzite, the rare pink beryl and bright blue topazes in San Diego county.
In Oxford county tourmaline, spodumene (or kunzite) and beryl occur, the tourmaline crystals being notably large and beautiful.
Many pink gemstone rings are made from tourmaline, pink sapphire, pink topaz or kunzite.