This variety of quartz is named for its pink, rose-like color. Galilea rose quartz comes in an array of rose hues that range from pale, soft pinks to deep reddish-pink. While pure quartz is white or colorless, this stone contains traces of titanium, which gives it its rose coloring.Stones with a deeply saturated pink color are considered more valuable. Transparent rose quartz is extremely rare. Some stone display needle-shaped microscopic inclusions or rutile within the gem. These naturally align to create a six-pointed star effect called asterism when cut en cabochon.
The earth’s crust is made up of nearly 12 percent quartz, making quartz the most abundant single mineral on earth. Quartz comes in a variety of hues and has been in circulation for thousands of years. The name quartz comes from the Greek "krystallos" meaning ice and "querklufterz," a Saxon word meaning cross-vein ore.
Quartz is one of the most diverse gemstones in terms of varieties and colors. We source our rose quartz gemstones from the Galilea mines in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. This area is known to produce some of the highest quality quartz gems in the world.