Dendritic Rose Quartz
- Natural Crystal/stone
- Approx 3.75”-4”
- Please note that crystals and stones are natural products and are rarely perfect.
It gets its name from a Greek word meaning tree-like, and this is quite descriptive of these stones. They are usually colorless, white or gray, with tree-like or fern-like inclusions of iron or manganese. The inclusions are called dendrites.
Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide crystal with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It usually occurs in massive form but sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. Its name is derived from its color, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink. Its clarity can range from opaque to translucent to transparent, although most transparent pieces are rather foggy. In some specimens, traces of Rutile within the stone cause six-rayed stars in cabochons or spheres. Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar, as well as South Dakota in the USA.
Source: The Book of Stones pg. 404