Pink Rose Quartz Gemstone

Pink Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a macrocrystalline variety of the mineral Quartz. It has large crystals which can be seen by the naked eye. It is mainly transparent to translucent with a unique translucent milky color and vitreous [glass-like] luster. Its colors ranges from very pale pink to rose red.

The colors of rose quartz is still not completely understood. It is believed that titanium, iron or manganese gives Pink Rose Quartz its color. However, "Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is due to thin microscopic fibers of possibly dumortierite within the quartz. Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium." [Wikipedia: Rose Quartz]

Its milky or cloudy translucency gives pink rose a slight adularescent effect.

Like all quartz, pink rose quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.

Some rose quartz that contains microscopic rutile needles can produce the star effect (asterism). You can see this asterism when a light is directed at the gemstone from above. In order to maximize this star effect in pink rose quartz, it is often cut en cabochon. Usually the transparent material is faceted.

Rose Quartz has been used as ornamental carvings of figurines and statues for thousands of years. Stone masks made of rose quartz had been recovered from Egyptian and Roman tombs.

In Chinese Feng Shui, rose quartz embodies the feminine energy known as Yin Qi. Its soothing and calming qualities promote love and healing. Additionally, it clears negative emotions and feelings such as resentment, anger, fear, and jealousy. It is also said that this is the stone to wear if you want release all of the psychological trauma that you have been carrying all the while and are not able to get rid of.

Rose quartz eases heartaches as well. If you place a rose quartz under your pillow before you fall asleep, it will bring you a peaceful good night’s rest, and in the morning, you will wake up energized and filled with inspiration and a new love for life.

It is believed that a pink rose quartz ring is a great stone for protecting for one's self against a long list of sicknesses and its associated pain.

Rose quartz deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar, India, Germany, South Africa and in the United States. However, it is Brazil that is the main supplier of good quality Rose Quartz around the world.