Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Heating
AA: Very light pink; semi-translucent;good cut; good polish
Standard: Very light pink; semi-translucent;good cut; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay
Whether you choose an antique square or cushion, a cabochon or double sided checkerboard cut, rose quartz embodies sophistication and elegance. Touched by the palest shade of pink and prized for its subtlety, it has always been popular — and never more so than now with fresh cuts and settings.