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HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 04:05
Today I got a dream ring (because I love pink!) It is Kunzite, set in sterling silver. I love the soothing colour and cut and especially appreciate its various values, including preventing panic attacks. It is a very calming and peaceful stone! Very pleased!

wumpkie
13-01-2008, 08:39
Now that is rather yummy :D I'm so jealous :D

Enjoy your ring

MCsea
13-01-2008, 08:42
Beautiful!

just beautiful...

:)

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 08:42
I had my eye on this one the minute they put it out on display (yep I was there!). It fit perfectly and was exactly what I wanted, except I could not afford it at the time and wanted to think it over more. Well, today it was still there, waiting for me. So, I succumbed to the pink of it all! :)

Alta
13-01-2008, 08:44
That's a really nice ring. I have read that Kunzite is especially highly prized in Japan. Not sure why, possibly the colour.

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 08:47
That's a really nice ring. I have read that Kunzite is especially highly prized in Japan. Not sure why, possibly the colour.

Now that is an interesting tidbit! I know a lot of kimonos are pink and red. Could that be why? Not sure what pink stands for, over there, though. Anyone know?

Briar Rose
13-01-2008, 09:46
Kunzite is a very expensive and rare stone.That is one clear stone you have!!! I have only seen it set in yellow gold. I would be tempted to have it Rhoduim dipped. It's a soft stone HC, so take care when wearing it. It's not an every day stone to wear, unless you wear it to meditate with. Just don't wear it grocery shopping.


Melody's books says it removes obstacles from one's path. And that it facilitator in the physical , emotional and intellectual realm.

We could all use more Kunzite.

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 10:11
Kunzite is a very expensive and rare stone.That is one clear stone you have!!! I have only seen it set in yellow gold. I would be tempted to have it Rhoduim dipped. It's a soft stone HC, so take care when wearing it. It's not an every day stone to wear, unless you wear it to meditate with. Just don't wear it grocery shopping.


Melody's books says it removes obstacles from one's path. And that it facilitator in the physical , emotional and intellectual realm.

We could all use more Kunzite.

It is very clear and very large. I am tempted to reset it in platinum. They cut it so nicely. I always take my rings off for bed, any housework, baths, you name it! I only plan to wear this when anxious, meditating and to my therapist sessions, and just while reading or watching tv or playing online. I will wear my stronger gems when out doing errands or visiting. I really love this stone. Do you know what it is on the hardness scale, by any chance?

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 10:30
Just found out it is 6.5 to a 7. Better than an opal, pearl or turqouise, rather equal to emerald, but less than sapphire and rubies. And like they say, a topaz has a hardness of 8, but if you hit one of the planes (which I did on a gorgeous Imperial topaz ring) it breaks quite easily. I will be very careful! :)

Briar Rose
13-01-2008, 10:45
I am a white gold lover. The reason why platinum gets a lot of hipe is because it is stronger, but why would anyone need the strength unless it was for the prongs? And I think platinum has too much of a grayish look to it.

White gold starts off as yellow gold, and then they add zinc, and nickle or platinum to make it a white color. Then they always dip it in rhodium to give it a bright luster. After a while the luster wears off, but only you can tell close up. And if you wear your white gold rings everyday you'll need to have them redipped every 3 to 4 years.

To have your ring rhodium dipped it should be $30.00. If you get quoted more than that I can tell you places that do it for $30.00. You should get it back in 5 days.

And to have that ring set in platinum will cost you about $1200.00+ and it would be better to just buy another ring.

Yours is fine just the way it is though. Very nice stone. Beautiful.


HC, is the table flat on the top? From the picture it looks rose cut. That is a faceted cut without a flat table (on the top).

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 10:50
Hey, at least it isn't tanzanite. I love that stone, but it is really, really soft. Too bad, too, because I love the colour. But I did have a jeweler say they could find me a sapphire with a very close colour to it, but have the sound hardness of sapphire. :) Something to ponder!

Briar Rose
13-01-2008, 10:58
Have a jeweler show you an authentic Kashmir sapphire (blue). It fires like a diamond, and then you will never want any other blue sapphire.

HearthCricket
13-01-2008, 11:00
Yes, the top is flat and nice and smooth. It has a really nice cut to it. I photographed it at an angle because the light shone off the flat top and it just glared at me! lol

Sonic
13-01-2008, 14:23
:eek: I'm blinded! as she exclaimed with glee.. enjoy in good health it's beautiful.

wizzle
02-02-2008, 04:05
I would argue against setting kunzite in platinum unless you have money to spare. It is one stone that has not appreciated in value at all, strangely enough.

15 years ago I bought an 11 carat cusion cut kunzite of good color. I could buy that same stone today for about the same price. Sheesh.

I adore kunzite and can't figure out why it hasn't at least kept up with the market. But .... alas.... it hasn't.

Ruby7
05-02-2008, 11:20
I adore kunzite and can't figure out why it hasn't at least kept up with the market. But .... alas.... it hasn't.

It could be because kunzite has not been marketed to the general public like other stones have been. Tanzanite is a good example of what marketing (increases popular demand for the stone) can do to the value of a gem.

Kunzite is a beautiful stone, but the colour will fade (over time) if exposed to sunlight, so try to protect it from sunlight.

All the best,
Ruby7

moderndayruth
05-02-2008, 11:43
HC, it's an amazing stone, a beautiful ring , enjoy wearing it and take good care of it :)

Have a jeweler show you an authentic Kashmir sapphire (blue).
My mother has a ring with Kasmire sapphire, it's really something special :)

morticia monroe
05-02-2008, 12:02
OOO, I love pink, also. And what a beautiful ring. Very pretty on your hand, HC.