Rose quartz is a quartz variety that gets its name from its delicate pink color.
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
Microscopic mineral inclusions give this pastel gem a cloudy translucence.
The deepest colors often occur in large sizes; small specimens with good color are rare.
When rose quartz contains small, well oriented inclusions, it can sometimes show asterism.
The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes. Small specimens generally display lighter shades of pink.
When rose quartz contains numerous small inclusions, it can show a cat’s-eye or the more common star effect.
Rose quartz has been popular with gem carvers for producing figurines and other small decorative objects.
The following factors combine to determine rose quartz value.