Origins: Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Pakistan, United States
Lore: Named for the mineralogist and jeweler George Frederick Kunz who first catalogued it in 1902. Prior to this date the stone was unknown historically, with a significant find of material in San Diego County in 1902.
Mystical: Kunzite is said to help one to understand and interact better with others. Generally, kunzite is said to assist one in reaching the altered mental state of deep meditation. Because kunzite is thought to promote self assurance and dissolve negativity, it is believed that kunzite imparts the ability to handle almost anything. Kunzite is also a stone of uncompromising love, given and received.