from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lilac-colored spodumene used as a gemstone.
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- n. Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A transparent pink-and-purple lilac variety of spodumene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone
The sun was just below the horizon and rain clouds rose slightly above it, their pink underbellies glowing as brightly as fac-eted kunzite.
It consisted of four rows of shimmering diamonds laid closely together, bordered on the top and bottom by a row of lilac kunzite gemstones.
The sun was just below the horizon and rain clouds rose slightly above it, their pink underbellies glowing as brightly as faceted kunzite.
A massive spray of luminescent spodumene and kunzite crystals dominated the domed roof.
Spodumene, of the variety kunzite, comes from San Diego County,
Tourmaline and kunzite may also be included in this group as being on the average slightly above 7 in hardness.
The test is most useful for emerald, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, kunzite and alexandrite, all of which show marked dichroism.
Purple spodumene (kunzite) is pinkish to lilac in shade -- usually pale, unless in large masses, and it shows very marked dichroism.
There is dichroism in the cases of pink sapphire, pink tourmaline (strong), pink topaz (strong), pink beryl (less pronounced), and kunzite (very marked and with a yellowish tint in some directions that contrasts with the beautiful violet tint in another direction in the crystal).
A pair of kunzite, amethyst and diamond earrings went for 18 times their estimated price at $386,500 £247,360.
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