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Rose Quartz

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

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Hazy

Microscopic mineral inclusions are responsible for the gem's mysterious haziness.

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Faceted

While rose quartz is often cabochon-cut, it’s also popular in faceted styles.

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Pastel shades

The delicate pastel pinks of rose quartz have a romantic appeal.

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Massive

Intergrown crystals caused this rough’s massive, non-crystalline, form.

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Translucent

Rose quartz is commonly translucent rather than transparent.

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Size

This enormous rose quartz rough weighs 206.80 grams (over 1000 carats)!

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Buyer's Guide

This lovely pastel gem often has internal fractures that give it a cloudy translucence, so it’s generally cut into beads and cabochons. Its finest quality is highly transparent and usually faceted.

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What To Look For

Color

Rose quartz gets its name from its delicate pink color. Gems with even color are the most desirable.

Clarity

Microscopic fractures can give rose quartz a translucent appearance.

Cut

The delicate color of rose quartz can be intensified by cutting gems in larger sizes.

Carat Weight

Rose quartz is found in a wide range of sizes, including very large crystals and cut gems.

Rose Quartz Quality Factors: The Comprehensive Guide