Rose Quartz is in the Quartz family and has a hardness of 7. Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar and this particular specimen is from Madagascar. It is the quintessential stone of LOVE- love for oneself, friends, family, community, Earth, etc. Rose Quartz makes a great gift.
Rose Quartz with STAR Star rose quartz specimens display distinct asterism, or rays of light intersecting in a star shape. This effect is only visible on polished rose quartz. The asterism is the result of microscopic rutile needles within the quartz. It is also only visible with a direct light source. Rose Quartz gets its pink color from small amounts of titanium, iron or magnesium. It usually forms in very large crystals.
It is the ideal stone to give to anyone, because it can spread compassion and gentle understanding throughout the world.