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Rose quartz — specimen 0700, photo © NMNHS
Rose quartz — specimen 0700, photo © NMNHS

Rose quartzspecimen 0700


South America
Rose quartz — specimen 0700, locality map

Weight: 6.83 ct; size: 14.66 | 12.40 | 9.13 mm; shape: oval; colour: very light purple; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; design ‘Ovalimixtum’ [crown angles changed to 38.00, 20.00], excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
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More information from ‘Classification’

Two varieties of quartz are called rose quartz. One is found in translucent masses made of intergrown anhedral crystals. It is always showing a hazy to translucent character due to microscopic fibrous inclusions of a pink borosilicate mineral related to dumortierite. The other variety occurs in well-formed crystals of similar colour. The colour is apparently caused by irradiation-induced colour centres based on Al and P, that replace Si in the atom lattice.