Kunzite is one of those mineral gems discovered in early twentieth century California by a humble rock hunter. A sample of the unknown stone was sent to George Frederick Kunz, the chief mineralogist at Tiffany & Company. He confirmed that this was a new color variety of spodumene. The new gem was named kunzite in his honor.
Luscious coloration of soft pale pink with hints of lilac has this 2.7 carat solitaire kunzite ring in a class all of its own. Oval shaped and faceted, the pastel hued 10 by 8 by 5.5 mm gem is perfectly complemented by a 14k yellow gold mounting. Its bamboo-like design gives the setting a sleek textured look.
A minimalist open work under gallery provides the maximum amount of light to enter the culet of the kunzite to provide sparkle and refraction.