10.3" Polished Rose Quartz Sculpture - Madagascar

This is a 10.3" tall, polished rose quartz freeform from Madagascar. This specimen has been polished into a smooth, free formed sculpture with a cut base to allow for stable display. The rose quartz displays a beautiful and vibrant pink throughout the entire specimen. There is also a unique chatoyance to this specimen caused by the cracks and imperfections within the crystal.

Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, and/or manganese within quartz. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is due to thin microscopic fibers of possibly dumortierite within the massive quartz. While rose quartz can be found many places throughout the world the best commercially available material comes from Madagascar and Brazil.

Quartz var. Rose
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
10.3" tall, 7.5" wide