surprised ... disappointedwhen received, noticed color rub-off on packaged paper. cannot be cleaned like other jewelry - color may wash off. did not read enough into product was color enhanced with a die. very disappointed. cannot give as gift. have to make for myself in order to care for properly, as, no one will want a gift that means taking special care precautions. next time I will read more thoroughly before purchasing. March 23, 2012
from Orlando, FL, USA
Not my favorite.This gem doesn't have a lot of sparkle. It's a bit dull but it is a good quality stone. It's just not a sparkler. It's a pretty red color but it looks and feels like it's plastic. This is the first product I received that I'm not crazy about but for the price I paid, I'll still keep it. If this were a lab created stone, I would have given it a 2 diamond rating but sometimes nature produces duds too but I don't fault JTV for selling it. January 17, 2012
from Batavia, IL
Purchased as a gift: No, it is not a gift.
luv these quench crackles!well i got my baby/i call it item/ qcv013. and it will be perfect for my project.i still can see the crackle effect in this qtz,just as i do all the others .when u see it in the light ,your eyes dont decieve u.wow this is as red as the ant-hill garnets.i have them and yes the red pops even tho,it is not as expensive as the ant hill garnet.but i can wear these crackles everyday with out any concern of harming my stone.so back for more of my quench crackled qtz! luv this little baby,yet it will be a ring.it is big enough to stand out and make a debut ! winner.what a deal with the price.this red is so beautiful. October 30, 2011