ROSE QUARTZ


All facts and figures taken from the GIA

ROSE QUARTZ

Rose quartz is a quartz variety that gets its name from its delicate pink color. The color of rose quartz ranges from very light pink (almost white) to medium-dark pink. The most appealing color typically occurs in larger sizes; small rose quartz specimens with good color tend to be scarce. Rose quartz is usually found in massive form, so well-shaped crystals are highly prized.


MINERAL: Quartz
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: SiO2
COLOR: Very light pink to medium-dark pink
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.544 to 1.553
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.66 (+0.03/-0.02)
MOHS HARDNESS: 7


Rose quartz has been recognized as the gem that commemorates the fifth wedding anniversary.

FOUND WHERE

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