This round rose quartz cabochon features an even saturation of color—its stylish rose cut emphasizes the pastel pink color. Use it to create a simple pendant, or combine it with a variety of other stones that offset and highlight its pink hue to create more complex necklace, brooch and ring designs. Translucent rose quartz presents a creamy pink color that comes from titanium and other inclusions.
One of the most common minerals, quartz comes in many varieties and colors. The two main categories are macrocrystalline—which are usually transparent, and crystals are visible—and cryptocrystalline, which appear translucent or opaque. The many varieties of quartz each offer distinct characteristics and, according to folklore, their own powers and purposes.
A favorite of yesteryear, this rose-cut faceting features a flat base (no pavilion) and a crown made up of triangular facets.