Ruby Quartz Beads - Semi-Precious Gemstones
Ruby quartz beads are a type of rock crystal that was first discovered in 1792. It's similar to clear or white quartz, but with an added reddish hue that occurs naturally in the stone. It is not chemically different than other types of quartz, but instead owes its color to impurities within the crystal. Inclusions are tiny foreign particles within a gemstone that come from the Earth when the stone is formed. They can range from very small inclusions that can be seen only under magnification to larger, more visible areas. The most common inclusions are air bubbles, mineral deposits and voids.