Rose quartz is one of the many quartz varieties used as a gem material. It gets its name from its delicate pink colour, which ranges from very light (almost white) to medium-dark. The most appealing colour typically occurs in larger sizes, and small rose quartz specimens with good colour tend to be rare.
Ganesha, with his distinctive elephant head, can be carved from rose quartz with attention to his trunk, large ears, and potbelly. He is typically depicted with four arms and various symbols like a lotus, an axe, and a bowl of sweets.