Crystal of the Day for July 6th is Kunzite

Crystal of the Day

Kunzite

This beautiful pink crystal, named after the American gemstone specialist G. F. Kunz, who discovered it at the start of the 20th century, is the most sought after member of the spodumene family (to which the delicate green hiddenite also belongs). It forms long, striated prisms which can be opaque but are often deeply translucent or completely transparent. Kunzite’s colour from a side view is pale, but looking down the length of the crystal, it deepens to an appealing pinky violet. Occasionally, spodumene crystals will contain areas of pink and green together.

Identification and care

  • Kunzite crystals contain parallel striations.

  • Stones darken in colour once mined.

Magic

  • Strengthens the heart and attunes us to universal love

  • Counteracts aggression

  • Helps us to understand other people

  • Bring conflict to a resolution

Healing Functions

  • Supports the cardiovascular system and thyroid function

  • Enhances self-esteem

  • Helps to override negative, unhelpful thought patterns – very protective

  • Creates a space for meditation

Practical Ideas

  • To heal and protect where love is lacking place kunzite at the heart and arrange four clear quartz, points outward, in a diamond shape around the body.

  • Wear a pendant of kunzite or hiddenite to provide yourself with invaluable protection during difficult emotional times.