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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Rose Quartz Quality Factors: The Comprehensive Guide
Questions & Answers
Does GIA grade rose quartz?
GIA evaluates rose quartz but does not grade it. A GIA Colored Stone Identification Report assesses the characteristics of any polished, rough, mounted or loose material (weight, measurements, shape, cutting style and color); identifies whether it is natural or laboratory-grown; and names any detectable treatments.
Is rose quartz enhanced?
Rose quartz is occasionally treated with radiation to intensify its color.
What is the best color of rose quartz?
The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes; small rose quartz specimens with good color tend to be scarce. Rose quartz is usually light in color, making it a great pastel gemstone.
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Caring for Your Rose Quartz
Keep your rose quartz beautiful with simple care and cleaning guidelines.
Rose quartz is durable enough for all types of jewelry, but rough handling should be avoided.
Care and Cleaning
Warm, soapy water is always a safe cleaning method, but ultrasonic and steam should be avoided.
Rose quartz is occasionally irradiated to intensify its color.