Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a quartz variety that gets its name from its delicate pink color.

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BIRTHSTONES &
ANNIVERSARIES

Rose quartz has been recognized as the gem that commemorates the fifth wedding anniversary.

 

ABOUT ROSE QUARTZ

The color of rose quartz ranges from very light pink (almost white) to medium-dark pink. The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes; small rose quartz specimens with good color tend to be scarce. Rose quartz is usually found in massive form, so well-shaped crystals are highly prized.


WHY WE LOVE THIS GEMSTONE

TRANSLUCENCE

Microscopic mineral inclusions give this pastel gem a cloudy translucence.

DELICATE COLOR

The deepest colors often occur in large sizes; small specimens with good color are rare.

SIX-POINTED STAR

When rose quartz contains small, well oriented inclusions, it can sometimes show asterism.

DELICATE COLOR

The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes. Small specimens generally display lighter shades of pink.

PHENOMENAL

When rose quartz contains numerous small inclusions, it can show a cat’s-eye or the more common star effect.

CARVINGS

Rose quartz has been popular with gem carvers for producing figurines and other small decorative objects.


QUALITY FACTORS

The following factors combine to determine rose quartz value.

CUT Transparent material is usually faceted; translucent material is cabochon-cut or carved.

CUT
Transparent material is usually faceted; translucent material is cabochon-cut or carved.

COLOR Rose quartz comes in a range of delicate shades, from very light to medium-dark pink.

COLOR
Rose quartz comes in a range of delicate shades, from very light to medium-dark pink.

CLARITY Rose quartz owes its cloudy translucence to microscopic mineral inclusions.

CLARITY
Rose quartz owes its cloudy translucence to microscopic mineral inclusions.

CARAT WEIGHT Gem size makes a difference: Large gems generally show the most intense pink shades.

CARAT WEIGHT
Gem size makes a difference: Large gems generally show the most intense pink shades.