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Kunzite is a variety of the silicate, Spodumene. It's color is from minor to trace amounts of manganese. It is closely related to Hiddenite. 

• Crystals that form as green or yellow are called Hiddenite
• Crystals that form as pink or purple are called Kunzite
• Crystals that form as white or clear crystals are called Spodumene.

Kunzite is a rarity. Small amounts have been found in Brazil, China, Madagascar, and Pakistan. 

For designing purposes, it is important to note that all varieties of Kunzite fade in direct sunlight, so it is not a good choice for sun catchers or window ornaments.

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