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[Sticky] How can you tell if Kunzite is real?  


anil
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Pleochroism is very strong so in rough kunzite crystals, they may appear pale on the A/B access and show strong color down the C axis.  Kunzite has two perfect cleavage directions and it is significantly harder in one direction than the other.  These features can sometimes make it a tricky gem to cut. But how do you really identify real kunzite from a synthetic one?

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KaratTalk
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Kunzite is a really inexpensive gemstone, so what exactly is the incentive for producing synthetic kunzite.

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