kunz·​ite | \ ˈku̇n(t)-ˌsīt How to pronounce kunzite (audio) \

Definition of kunzite

: a pinkish-lilac variety of spodumene used as a gem

Examples of kunzite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soft stones like opal, kunzites, pearls, tourmalines, and emeralds cannot withstand this type of cleaning process. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 25 Mar. 2020 The house’s 100th-anniversary collection highlights signature elements like its intricate goldwork, seen on this Budelli cocktail ring in 18-karat white and yellow gold, metalwork that nicely frames a sizeable kunzite. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 July 2019 We have been asked for mostly over the-top jewels with happy colors—citrine, kunzite, big cab emeralds. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 6 May 2019 And those kunzites, evening stones by myth, but shining brightly under the light today. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 14 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of kunzite

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kunzite

G. F. Kunz †1932 American gem expert

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The first known use of kunzite was in 1903

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“Kunzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kunzite. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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