By Jessica Wettig Hendrix
Known as the stone of love, rose quartz is considered one of the most desirable stones in the world. It is typically pale pink in color, making it a stone that can accompany all kinds of outfits and occasions. In addition, if you need any type of love in your life, whether it’s self-love, romantic love, or friendly love, rose quartz is a powerful stone that can direct energy toward that goal.
The Physical Elements of Rose Quartz
Rose quartz, or pink quartz, is made of silicon dioxide, or SiO2, and again typically is found to be pale pink in color. It comes in a few other shades, including reddish pink and other varying degrees of pink. The stone contains various traces of manganese titanium or iron.
The pink in the stone is attributed to microscopic inclusions of mineral dumortierite. It is found in huge stones and, when mined, is easily identified with its distinctive appearance. It’s found all around the world and in large quantities. It’s usually found as a massive anhedral occurrence in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites.
The History of Rose Quartz
For thousands of years, many people have believed in the associations of rose quartz and the human soul and heart. The belief in its healing qualities is derived from many civilizations, including the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Romans.
Rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC have been discovered in the area that used to be Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). Rose quartz jewelry was crafted by the Assyrians around 800-600 BC. The Assyrians, along with the Romans, might have been the first to use this stone.
People in the earliest recorded times believed in the magical powers of quartz. Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging.
They believed the stone even slowed down the aging process, thus preventing wrinkles. This is why you find so many facial rollers today made of rose quartz. Whether or not it works is up to debate.
Rose quartz has been known as the birthstone for January in the past, whereas professionals now use the garnet.
How Can You Use Rose Quartz?
It can be worn in direct sunlight and retain its color, so it is perfect for everyday jewelry. Known as the love stone, rose quartz is best known for emitting the power of unconditional love. It is a powerful healing crystal and can be used for many things, including healing old wounds, finding new love, finding a deep, two-way understanding of love, forming strong relationships, learning to love oneself, dispelling fears, aiding in motherhood, fending off midlife crises, and balancing the Heart Chakra. It is a perfect first crystal for young females. Its soft energy doesn't overwhelm and nurtures them in a critical time of their development.
If you need love in your life, rose quartz is the way to go. We carry rose quartz in a variety of forms, from large raw stones to small stones on necklaces. Come by the Rock Shop to get your personal piece today.
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