5.5" Polished Rose Quartz Obelisk - Madagascar
This is a large, piece of rose quartz that has been shaped and polished into an obelisk. The base is cut flat so that it displays nicely on a hard surface.
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.