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Rose quartz

Rose quartz is a type of quartz.

An elephant carved in rose quartz,
4 inches (10 cm) long.

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It is not very popular as a faceted gem because its pink color is often too pale and the stones are always cloudy. When rose quartz is cut in cabochons[?], or rounded into beads for necklaces or carved, it is far more effective.

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