The colour of rose quartz ranges from very light pink (almost white) to medium-dark pink. The most appealing colour typically occurs in larger sizes; small rose quartz specimens with good colour tend to be scarce. Rose quartz is usually found in massive form, so well-shaped crystals are highly prized.
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The deepest colours often occur in large sizes; small specimens with good colour are rare.
Microscopic mineral inclusions give this pastel gem a cloudy translucence.
When rose quartz contains small, well oriented inclusions, it can sometimes show asterism.
There are a number of processes used to alter the colour or apparent clarity, or to improve the durability of gems.Learn More
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Why We Love This Gemstone
The most appealing colour 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.
Rose quartz comes in a range of delicate shades, from very light to medium-dark pink.
Rose quartz owes its cloudy translucence to microscopic mineral inclusions.
Transparent material is usually faceted; translucent material is cabochon-cut or carved.
Gem size makes a difference: Large gems generally show the most intense pink shades.
Rose Quartz Quality Factors: The Comprehensive Guide
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