a3452 Star Rose Quartz Sphere

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Star Rose Quartz Sphere from the Vorondolo Mountains, southeast of Antsirabe, Madagascar. The six rayed star that forms at the two "poles" of this sphere is better to see under bright light with your own eyes. The camera doesn't capture it very well. The star effect is due to asterism in the quartz, whereby microscopic fibers align relative to an axis and reflect light. Asterism is best observed in a polished sphere such as this very nice specimen. Rose quartz is often placed in a home to encourage loving energy. It is known as "the stone of gentle love."

Length: 7.20 cm
Width: 7.20 cm
Height: 7.20 cm