Rose quartz is a semitransparent to translucent pink quartz. It is often found tumbled or fashioned into beads or cabochons for jewelry. It was once believed that the color was due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese in the material. New research has revealed that the color can be attributed to microscopic inclusions of a fibrous rose-colored mineral closely related to dumortierite.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Rose Quartz Colors
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; Mozambique; Cambodia; Unknown; China; Ireland; Brazil; South Africa; Madagascar; Nigeria
Normal care unless dyed. If dyed avoid heat, temperature changes, steaming, chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners, and repolishing.