Precious stones are one of the most powerful resources that we have. Known for harnessing powerful properties, stones like kunzite have been incorporated into more mainstream healing methods over the past few years.
While there are several different kinds of pink gemstones, the kunzite stone, although likely lesser heard-of, is powerful in its own way.
Let’s take a closer look at the stone and everything that it has to offer.
What Is Kunzite?
The kunzite gemstone is one of the few naturally pink stones in existence. Most kunzite crystals are pale pink in colour, with some taking on more blush tones than others. While the majority of kunzite crystals found are naturally pink, it can, on rare occasions, also be found in colourless form, as well as in light shades of lilac, yellow or green.
The kunzite stone forms in a flat shape that boasts striations running along them. ‘Spodumene’ is the name given to kunzite that is colourless. Of course, the pinker-hued stones are commonly associated with feelings of commitment, devotion, and love.
Properties Of Kunzite Gemstone
The pretty pink kunzite crystal has plenty of distinguishable properties. First discovered in California’s San Diego County in 1902 by George Frederick Kunz, a gemstone specialist and jeweller, this stone is one that is high in lustre. The reason for the stone’s incredible colouring is the presence of manganese at the time of composition.
Given the fact that the kunzite crystal possesses such captivating colours, it is a stone that is loved all around the world for its hues and clarity. The brighter or more colourful the stone is, the more valuable it is too.
How The Kunzite Crystal Can Be Used For Healing
Many believe that the kunzite gemstone is strongly connected to the heart. It is thought that the stone has the ability to shine a light on all matters that have to do with the heart and in turn, circulation. As a healer of the body, this crystal helps its bearer keep their breath flowing in a way that helps to regulate the circulatory system and keep the heart’s muscles strong.
It’s also thought that this gemstone works wonders for those who are going through puberty or are menstruating. The stone can help counteract pre-menstrual stress and helps to keep any problems relating to the female reproductive system at bay.
In addition to this, the colouring of the stone keeps it tied to a sense of softness and femininity. This is believed to promote general healing throughout the body, ease migraines, and to aid in the recovery of any physical stress.
Kunzite Emotional Healing Properties
The healing powers of the kunzite stone extend far beyond just physical healing.
The soothing, cooling touch of the stone is thought to quieten down hot heads and help to calm people when their emotions are running high. It also has the ability to work wonders on those who are shy or tend to shut people out, and is known for being able to tempt them back out of their shells.
The gentle energies associated with the kunzite crystal represents unconditional love and will aid in promoting self-compassion and self-care. This stone functions on a level of high vibrations, which helps us to nurture our deeper connections with others.
Many attribute this to the pale pink hues of the stone, which is associated with a sense of being receptive, willingness, tolerance, freedom, ease of expression and higher levels of empathy. Perhaps the most powerful use of the stone when it comes to emotional healing, is the ability that it has to help establish and maintain boundaries.
How To Use Kunzite Stone
This gemstone can be used in a number of different ways.
For one, anyone craving emotional healing and a more open-hearted approach to life should set their kunzite gemstone into jewelry. This will ensure that they can carry the stone around with them wherever they go. Of course, there is the added benefit of the sheer beauty of the stone, so it’s sure to make for a beautiful statement piece!
A kunzite gemstone can also work wonders for feng shui. By adding a piece of quartz to a sacred space in your home, you’ll invite the gem to share its energy and light throughout your home. Thus protecting your energies through infusing love and calmness throughout your own personal space, and the space that you share with loved ones. The soft, ebb and flow nature of the stone will help to stimulate gentle conversation, a heightened sense of empathy and a strong dynamic of nurturing.
Cleaning Your Kunzite Stone
As is the case with all healing gemstones, it’s important to keep your kunzite crystals clean. This will make sure that it’s functioning at its optimal levels of vibration, which will enable it to be as useful and powerful as possible.
The stone is very delicate, so you need to be careful not to scrub it too hard. When cleaning your stone, use warm soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. Every few weeks, make a point of holding it under running water to help discharge any clogged-up energy it might be holding. When the full moon comes along, charge your crystal in the light of it. This will help to release its feminine energy and infuse itself with ripe cosmic energies. In between full moon cycles, you might want to bury your stone in nutrient-rich soil, as this will encourage the delights of the earth to wash over it.
In addition to this, it is important that you try to keep your gem away from direct sunlight. Too much exposure to the sun will result in the colour of your stone fading.
Why Is Kunzite So Expensive?
While this stone is packed full of power and positive energy, it can also come with quite a hefty price tag.
The cost depends on the individual markings of your stone.
The very pale and almost-colourless gems are not as rare as the stones that carry rich, deep pink colours. Each stone is different, which is why it is tricky to try and estimate the total cost of one of these gorgeous gems. However, the non-monetary benefits that kunzite have the potential to bring are often far outweigh the cost and are seen as invaluable.
Chermaine’s journey into the world of gemstones and crystals began as a child, collecting shimmering stones on family vacations. Today, she’s a certified gemologist and spiritual healer, intertwining the physical beauty of jewels with their metaphysical properties.
Chermaine has traveled to mines in Africa, marketplaces in India, and spiritual retreats in Bali, always seeking to deepen her understanding.