Collectors love Kunzite for it’s colour range, from a delicate pastel pink to intense violetish purple. Trace amounts of manganese give this pink variety of spodumene, it’s feminine glow. A relative newcomer to the gemstone stage, Kunzite was only confirmed as a unique variety in the early part of the twentieth century. Colour is Kunzite’s most important value factor. The more vivid the colour, the higher the value. In spite of it’s rarity and beauty, Kunzite can be quite affordable as it’s relatively unknown. Some consider Kunzite to be an alternative birthstone for February babies.