Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby Quartz and Ruby-Zoisite Beads
Quartz is a family of micro and macro-crystallines. Smoky quartz, rose quartz and ruby quartz belong to the macro-crystallines. Their colors vary from transparent to nearly opaque.
Rose quartz is a pale pink variety. It is the stone of unconditional love and universal peace and seems to be a comforting stone in times of crisis.
In the pink gemstones and belonging to the silicate group, there is also rhodonite and rhodochrosite.
Rhodonite has a beautiful pink to red base color veined with black manganese oxide, which gives it a flower-like aspect. It is said to be a stone of unconditional love that heals the soul. At dune beads, we feel that rhodonite is a more earthy version of pink.
The name Ruby quartz refers to the color ruby, but is a spotted quartz mineral with a red-brown, reddish orange to green color due to iron oxide inclusions.
Anyolite is another name for the popular Ruby-in-Zoisite mineral and is an intergrowth of bright green Zoisite, dark green pargasite and purplish red ruby.