A combination of opaque and translucent, I particularly liked the band of transparency through the stone where you can clearly see the dye within the fractures in the stone.
Quartz has a hardness of 7, excellent toughness and good stability, making it suitable for use in rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, brooches and cufflinks, although abrasion and wear may occur in rings and bracelets.
Hardness – resistance to scratching and wear
Stability – resistance to alteration by light, heat or chemicals
Toughness – resistance to fracture, cleavage or cracking
Please note you will receive the stone in the photograph