Rose Quartz is a gentle pink streaked with clear and white. It is translucent and considered “The Stone of the Heart,” the stone of unconditional love and relationships.
It is a part of the quartz family with a harness of 7.0 on the Mohs scale. This is hard enough to withstand wear and tear that comes from a ring set with it and sometimes bumped. It will not crack too easily.
Mineral properties and origins:
It is one of the most common stones in the quartz family and can be found all over the world. Its reddish color comes from amounts of titanium, iron or manganese in the stone and sometimes it can have some rutile fibers that create a “cat’s Eye” or even a “star” effect in the stone. It was used expensively in Asia for carvings and can still be found all over China in both small and large carvings.