Cinnabar Quartz

This particular specimen is called by many names, most often Cinnabar Quartz. However, it is NOT the same as the Cherry or Strawberry “Quartz” fakes that are actually glass with color introduced. (See Brightly colored “Obsidian”).

"Cinnabar" Quartz

This piece, is manufactured through another process. The quartz is reconstituted. Reconstituted means that ..”gemstone scraps have been heated until they melt together, sometimes with a plastic binder added, and then molded.”

After the process is complete, color, in this case Cinnabar, is added to create the wispy pinks and red inclusions. 

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