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Star Rose Quartz Sphere 6.1cm
Rose Quartz crystals for sale from Madagascar.
This beautiful Star Rose Quartz Sphere measuring 6.1cm in diameter has been carefully cut by artisans and hand-polished to emphasise its clarity and wonderfully mellow pale-pink shade.
Star Rose Quartz displays a stunning six-sided star of light (asterism) when light is shone on the stone (it is best to use a torch to illuminate the star).
What Is Rose Quartz Made Of?
Quartz is a silica mineral primarily composed of silicon dioxide.
The Quartz family of minerals encompasses a wide range of stones, including sub-sets such as Chalcedony gems like Jasper and Agate.
Quartz can occur in many colours, such as purple Amethyst, golden-yellow Citrine, and grey-brown Smoky Quartz.
Rose Quartz is the baby pink variety of this versatile mineral, and is sometimes thus referred to as Pink Quartz.
What Makes Rose Quartz Pink?
The famous rose-pink colour of this stone is understood to be caused by traces of titanium, iron and manganese within the microscopic crystal structure, or the presence of tiny fibres of pink dumortierite.
However, scientists are still not certain as to the exact cause of Rose Quartz's enigmatic colour.
Where Does Rose Quartz Come From?
Rose Quartz can be found in many locations worldwide including the USA, India, and Brazil.
However, Madagascan Rose Quartz is considered by many to be the best in the world.
This particular piece was sourced from the Antsirabe region of Madagascar.
Rose Quartz History
Quartz’s name comes from the German language, however, the Ancient Greeks referred to what is now known as Clear Quartz with their word for ‘ice cold’.
Prominent thinkers of the time believed the mineral to have been created from ice due to its clarity and transparency.
Rose Quartz Myth And Legend
This mineral has a storied history, and its influence can be seen in cultures all over the world, from the Aboriginal people of Australia, to Ancient Egyptian and Roman myth.
The Ancient Egyptians used Rose Quartz to make talismans, whilst the Pre-Historic people of Ireland used it to make tools.
In Ancient Rome and Greek, Rose Quartz became an important symbol of the God of Love, (referred to as Eros by the Greeks, but most commonly known as Cupid), who was believed to have brought the stone down to Earth to spread romance and love.
Ancient Mesopotamia, encompassing Iraq, used this gem to make jewellery: Rose Quartz beads have been discovered dating back to 7000 BC.
Rose Quartz Crystal Healing Properties
Sometimes referred to as a Love Stone, Rose Quartz is purported to have a nurturing energy that can encourage love in the user.
This pink gem is believed to encourage unconditional love for yourself and for other people, as well as attract love from others.
The soft, dream-like haze of this gem’s translucent surface reflects its soothing nature, which enables it to alleviate negative feelings and bring peace to its user.
Rose Quartz's dreamy aesthetic also hints at another of its many powers; the ability to banish nightmares, and improve dream recall. This in turn is said to help with lucid dreaming.
Rose Quartz Chakras
This pink gemstone is most associated with the Heart Chakra.
If you are struggling with low self-esteem and finding it difficult to love yourself, crystal healers may treat an imbalance of your Heart Chakra with Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz exudes an aura that promotes forgiveness, compassion, and empathy for the people around you, enabling you to form strong relationships with your loved ones.
Furthermore, Rose Quartz can be placed in your bedroom to harness the power of Feng Shui and heal rocky romances or bad breakups.
How Hard Is Rose Quartz?
Measuring 7 on the Mohs scale, this pink mineral is relatively hard and durable and resistant to scratching, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface.
To clean the crystal, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth.
Rose Quartz For Collectors
This gorgeous pink crystal is perfect for the collector, healer, or as a sophisticated crystal display piece.
As Rose Quartz is the birthstone for January, and associated with the Zodiac sign Scorpio, a piece of Rose Quartz would make a perfect gift for a loved one with a birthday in January, or who is a Scorpio.
Buy Rose Quartz online now at Madagascan Direct.