Short 19cm strand (approximately 22 beads) of rose quartz round beads, each bead is approximately 8mm x 8mm.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the world, the name is derived from the German word "Quarz". The stone was known as "icy cold" by the Ancient Greeks, as some philosophers believed the stone to be a form of supercooled ice.
Rose quartz is the pink variety of quartz - the colour can be caused by trace amounts of titanium, iron or manganese. These particular beads are a translucent soft pale pink colour (note that they are paler than they appear - picture depicts them as they come, strung on pink cord).
Rose quartz is one of the most popular pink gemstones available. Commonly used in metaphysics and crystal healing, rose quartz is said to be the stone of friendship and love, capable of imparting a feeling of love and friendship. Some people use rose quartz beads to release emotional stress, either by wearing them, or creating an amulet or similar to have them close by.
Please note that colours and sizes within semi-precious gemstones vary slightly from strand to strand.