Kunzite named after G.F Kunz. It mostly a light pink being coloured by manganese when formed. This gem is also affected by sunlight and can fade. Also found in a brownish and green violet rough these later to are normally heated to turn the gem a light pink colour often confused with morganite.
It has a mohls hardness of 6.5 and a refractive index of 1.660-1.681.
The main producer is Brazil but other depsoits are found worldwide.