Kunzite is a pink to lilac stone in the spodumene family. Kunzite is named as a tribute to George F. Kunz, the legendary American mineralogist and buyer for Tiffany & Co, who first described the gem in 1902. It is important to keep Kunzite out of extreme sunlight, as its color can fade. Kunzite is found in Brazil, North America, Sweden, and Afghanistan. Contemporary stone lore rumors Kunzite to combat feelings of loneliness and depression, and can help to understand and interact better with others.