Rose quartz with its wide range of pink stones has long been admired for its beauty. Offered as a gift between lovers in ancient times, it has earned the colloquial name of the love stone, a name which is very well bestowed. Rose Quartz sings to the heart chakra; offering an endowment of unrestricted love to the beholder. The ability of this jewel is unsurpassed when it comes to matters of the heart and emotions, opening the heart of the wearer to both give and receive love, as well as promoting a love of self. It encourages the restoration of synchronisation and trust in relationships, cleansing the heart to stimulate friendship, inner peace and comfort during times of turmoil. It dissipates negativity, replacing it with loving ambiances. It emboldens self-forgiveness, self-trust and self-worth.
Rose quartz is a healer of the feminine psyche; offering comfort, tenderness, healing and compassion to its carriers. Its loving energy heals emotional wounds, releases childhood trauma and strengthens relationships. It balances the physical heart and circulatory system while releasing impurities through bodily fluids. It accelerates revitalisation, reduces high blood pressure and is a good support for those suffering diseases of the blood. Rose Quartz has the ability to intensify fertility and to protect the mother from miscarriage.
Rose Quartz appeals to women from all walks of life. Even celebrities have spoken out of about the magical properties of Rose Quartz. Katy Perry, following her marriage break down was quoted as saying “I don't stay single for long. I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male”.
Quartz is one of the most commonly found rock formed minerals. Its name is an old German word meaning “hard”. Comprising of a simple chemical formula: silicon dioxide or SiO2, it is so common in the continental crust that it is more extraordinary when it is absent, rather than present. Typically, clear or milky white, it is thought the pink color that gives Rose Quartz its name is due to titanium, iron or manganese impurities. Occurring in large translucent masses it is made up of many inter-grown smaller crystals.
Rose quartz occurs in extreme igneous rocks that form during the final stage of a magma's crystallization, called pegmatites. It develops at very high temperatures of between 400°C and 700°C. Rose quartz is also found in massive hydrothermal veins, but more this is a less common occurrence. Rose quartz is usually mined manually from pegmatites, as the use of explosives would shatter the rocks and cause fine cracks in the quartz that decrease their value.
Rose Quartz is found in pegmatite locations all over the world, but is commercially mined in the Southern Black Hills area in South Dakota, as well as in Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, India, Madagascar and Japan.
Madagascar Rose Quartz Mine. Image sourced with thanks from: http://www.madagascarminerals.com/rose_quartz_mine.cfm
It is clear there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Rose Quartz. Our tumbled Rose Quartz would make a wonderful gift for young girls approaching womanhood and special women in your life including yourself.