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Quartz bead strands (Rose)£4.95
Quartz Bracelets (Rose)£1.65 – £5.00
Quartz Cabochons (Rose)£0.35 – £12.95
Quartz necklaces (Rose)£3.00
Quartz Palmstones (Rose)£3.45
Quartz Pendants (Rose)£1.50 – £1.55
Quartz Specimens / Rough (Rose)£1.50
Quartz Tumblestones (Rose)£0.65 – £2.95
Rose Quartz Emma Eggs£2.50
Appearance, Uses and History
Rose Quartz is a pale pink variety of Quartz, usually found as a massive chunk – specimens with druzy, points, etc are much rarer.
Rose Quartz is often translucent, due to the inclusions which cause its pink colouration. It is also often cloudy or included.
Pieces with very good colour are often cut for jewellery usage, particularly cabochons and beads. Clearer pieces with some colour are sometimes faceted, although this is rare.
In some cases when cut en cabochon, the RQ may display asterism – a six pointed star. High quality star stones with good colour are particularly prized.
It is relatively inexpensive and quite common – and as such, one of the most common lapidary materials. Tumblestones and carvings are very common.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals on Earth, but Rose Quartz slightly less so.
Most of the RQ produced comes from Brazil, with significant deposits in Afghanistan, Canada, Madagascar, South Africa, Mozambique, Portugal, India, and the USA.
Colour is usually a result of Titanium, Iron, or Manganese – although recent studies have shown that Dumortierite inclusions may be responsible.
In some rare cases, RQ can display asterism – a six ray star.
Photos of Rose Quartz
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
- زهرة الكوارتز
- गुलाबी स्फ़टिक
- quartzo rosa
- গোলাপ কোয়ার্টজ
- mawar kuarsa
- ਗੁਲਾਬ ਕੁਆਰਟਜ਼
- quarzo rosa
- розовый кварц
- cuarzo rosa
- 로즈 쿼츠
- ગુલાબ ક્વાર્ટઝ
Mandarin and Traditional Chinese:
- گلاب کوارٹج
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