Quartz with red inclusions of lepidocrocite, hematite or goethite is often sold under the name strawberry quartz. It has some similarities to rutile quartz, which contains inclusions of titanium dioxide.
What are some of the properties of Strawberry Quartz Gemstones?
Strawberry quartz as with all forms of quartz are relatively inexpensive and have remarkable durability. For this reason, they are great gemstones for many types of gemstone jewelry. On the Mohs scale of hardness, quartz is a 7 out of 10.
What are good ways to use Strawberry Quartz Gemstones?
Strawberry quartz gemstones are great for rings, earrings, pendants, and necklaces.
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