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
Rose quartz gets its name from its delicate pink color. Gems with even color are the most desirable.
Microscopic fractures can give rose quartz a translucent appearance.
The delicate color of rose quartz can be intensified by cutting gems in larger sizes.
Rose quartz is found in a wide range of sizes, including very large crystals and cut gems.