Rose De France Quartz
Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Heating
AA: Very light to light slightly violetish purple; semi-transparent; 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
Rose de France Quartz is the lightest shade of amethyst — lingering in the pale lavender to lilac range. Less costly than its darker amethyst cousins, it has recently been vaulted to popularity by fashion colours and trends. Rose de France Quartz works well whether in earrings, rings, bracelets or as a pendant.