Rose quartz rocks are normally a pale pink to a rosy red hue in colour, this is where it gains its name. These beautiful quartz crystals gain their colour due to having traces of titanium, iron or manganese elements. The different colours and hues of rose quartz reflect the amount of energy they can carry. Try to find rose quartz rocks that are quite clear or pink in colour for the best results.
Rose Quartz Rocks/Crystals
Rose quartz rocks or gemstones are more commonly found than those of the crystal variety. Rose quartz stones retain their colour opposed to the crystal variety that are the photosensitive rose quartz meaning the colour could fade if it is subjected to large amounts of sunlight.
Rose Quartz History
The history of rose quartz stones date back to thousands of years ago. Rose quartz rocks are believed to have been used as beads as long ago as 7000BC in the Mesopotamia region. (Mesopotamia would be referred to as modern day Iraq.) It has long been valued for its healing properties and was known as the love stone and as a stone of beauty. Today, rose quartz crystals are commonly referred to as the love stone so some things will never change. The stone omits a strong calming energy that soothes and brings harmony to its surroundings and to those who wear it.
Rose quartz is part of the quartz rock family that is one of the macrocrystalline quartz varieties. This means that its crystals are visible to the naked eye.
The first rose quartz gemstones
The first rose quartz stones recorded in modern history were found in Maine in the US. The majority of rose quartz rocks are mined in Brazil. Smaller amounts are found in Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, Namibia and Sweden. Rose quartz can be bought as small tumblestones to beautiful pieces of rose quartz jewellery which make wonderful gift ideas. See Rose Quartz Jewellery
Rose quartz rocks are composed of silicon dioxide and have a hardness of seven. They are quite a hardy stone and can be cleaned with warm soapy water or with an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner.
October 30, 2012