Strawberry vs. Cherry quartz: Sometimes cherry "quartz" (a pretty pink imitation gemstone) is erroneously called strawberry quartz. You can see the difference between the two gemstones if you look closely (you may need a loupe or magnifier). Cherry quartz is very consistent in shape, has a lighter color, and swirls of the types that you see in handmade glass beads, plus occasionally has small air bubbles. Strawberry quartz has tiny grains of red hematite speckled throughout the quartz, and may have small pits in the edges of the beads.
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