Collectors love kunzite for its color range, from delicate pastel pink to intense violetish purple.
Trace amounts of manganese give this pink to violet variety of spodumene its feminine glow. A relative newcomer to the gemstone stage, kunzite was only confirmed as a unique variety of spodumene in the early part of the twentieth century.
Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine.
Like its cousins emerald and aquamarine, morganite is a variety of the beryl mineral species. This gem gets its subtle blush when a trace amount of manganese makes its way into morganite’s crystal structure.