Rose quartz has been used by ancient civilizations dating back to 7000 B.C. Although rose quartz may not have the ability to halt the aging process as the Egyptians once thought, it is a stone of well renowned beauty. The gemstone gets its name from its delicate pink color, ranging from light to medium pink. The finest quality rose quartz rough comes from Brazil but the gemstone is also found elsewhere throughout India, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. The most appealing colors typically appear in larger sized stones, which show the most intense color.
It is because of this aspect of the gemstones that the 129 carat rose quartz set in this one of a kind 14k rose gold ring is a treasure. This magnificent rose quartz has a round domed cabochon surface that leaves the impression that you are starring into a crystal ball. The stones milky opaqueness is attributed to the microscopic mineral inclusions that give it this cloudy translucency. Along the side rim of the center stone setting is a ring of pave set diamonds that have a total diamond weight of just over one carat. The gold ring shank is split in two and tapers as it descends from the ornate piercing on the basket in which the rose quartz is set.