Hiddenite is the green chromium-rich variety of spodumene, which is rarer than its pink sibling, kunzite. Hiddenite is named for American gemologist William Hidden, who first discovered this transparent green variety in North Carolina in the area that now also bears its name, Hiddenite.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: inert to weak orangy red, pink or yellow
Countries of Origin
Afghanistan; Unknown; Sri Lanka; China; United States of America; Finland; Brazil; Madagascar
Some stones cleave or fracture easily. Wear with care. Irradiated stones require gentle care. Avoid prolonged exposure to light and heat to prevent color fading. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners.