Most people will brush off sand from their clothes or sweep it vigorously from their floor, basically seeing it generally as a nuisance. Sand is mostly quartz, one of the most common minerals on earth.
Rose Quartz is one of many varieties of quartz and is very often used as a gem material. Its name comes from its delicate pink colour, which ranges from very light to medium-dark. The most appealing pink shade is typically found in larger sizes, and smaller sizes of rose quartz with good colour are rare. Rose quartz is always found in massive forms, which results in it lacking regular and flat crystal faces. The delicate pink colour comes from microscopic inclusions of aligned silicate mineral fibers, which crystallized out as the host gem cooled and aligned according to the rose quartz’s crystal directions.
The finest-quality of rose quartz is usually found in Brazil, but other sources include India, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka.
Rose quartz beads have been found and dated all the way back to 7000 BC in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). The Assyrians (800-600 BC), the Romans, the Egyptians, and the Greeks have extensively used this gem in jewelry. These civilizations attributed magic powers to quartz and used these crystals as potent talismans. In the case of the Romans, quartz was used in seals to signify ownership. The Egyptians believed that the stone prevented aging. In the middle ages, medical practitioners added quartz crystals to their potions. The Americas’ early cultures made quartz amulets known as “love stones,” which were believed to balance emotions, healed anger, and disappointment.
SERAFINO offers quartz-based jewelry such as the Primavera Rose Quartz earrings with 18k white, pink, and yellow gold set with rose quartz cabochons, prasiolite, peridot, and tourmaline. You can find these magnificent earrings in our online store.