Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz), Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.5 x 8.1 cm
Rose quartz from the Sapucaia Mine is now almost 40 years out of the ground. This is an excellent cabinet specimen of the classic material, with a very elegant, multi-dimensional form. The upper part of this fine piece looks like a pink, rose quartz wreath encircling the smoky quartz matrix. Below the wreath is a striking cleft, bounded on either side with gorgeous bands vivid pink quartz.