Cherry "quartz" is not a quartz at all. It's a glass! There was a lot of hmming and hawing about it at first, with some claiming it's a natural material. Well, since Mother Nature didn't make this glass the way she did with obsidian from volcanic activity, that means it's man-made. It's a gorgeous and popular material because of its swirls and clouds of pink in a clear base. I'm not aware of any particular metaphysical properties other than those of glass but psychologically it's an "oooh, pretty!" type of "stone".