Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is one of the two most famous members of the Quartz family.

With a classic and delicate beauty that never goes out of style,

this gemstone is a symbol of love and friendship.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Etymology

The name of this famous variety of Quartz refers to its pink color.

Chemical composition of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz belongs to the group of macrocrystalline Quartzes (Silicon Oxide), with crystals that are clearly visible to the naked eye. Its inimitable colors are produced by three different elements; opaque Rose Quartz is tinted by subtle inclusions of Dumortierite, while more transparent crystals owe their coloration to phosphorus.

Rose Quartz extraction

This delicately colored gemstone is found in Brazil, Madagascar, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka and the United States. The stones sold by Juwelo are sourced in Tanzania and Brazil.

Rose Quartz: the raw crystal and cut gemstone

Rose Quartz: the raw crystal and cut gemstone

The history of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz has a long history of use as a gemstone for jewelry, for carvings and as art objects: in Ancient Rome, it was used to manufacture seals. Today, this precious stone is not only set in jewels, but is also used for decorative purposes (e.g. carved figurines made of Rose Quartz). As a gemstone with a long tradition, Rose Quartz is featuredin a series of myths and has been ascribed esoteric powers; in Greek and Roman mythology, it appears in the myth of Eros, where it is said the God of Love carried this gem to Earth to bring mankind love and reconciliation. Modern beliefs surrounding Rose Quartz include beneficial effects for strength, love and friendship - although there is no scientific evidence to back this. Some believe that this gemstone has a positive effect on the circulatory system.

Properties of Rose Quartz

An example of Rose Quartz

An example of Rose Quartz

The beloved Rose Quartz displays delicate hues ranging from pale pink to peach pink; the body of the crystal is usually characterized by visible inclusions, which lend this gemstone a dreamlike aspect. Rose Quartz is also a translucent gemstone, and truly transparent examples are very rare.

Varieties of Rose Quartz

Some examples display a clear star marking on the surface, but only if cut ‘en cabochon.' This phenomenon, called asterism, is due to the presence of needle-shaped inclusions of Dumortierite arrayed in a specific order.

Another variety is Angelandia Rose Quartz, named for the small Brazilian town of Angelȃndia. Its particular bright pink color shines from the relatively pure crystalline surface - making it fairly exceptional among the Rose Quartzes.

Care for Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz may be subjected to steam cleaning, but not ultrasound.