Since the last crystal and gem thread was catlin’s, discussing a lovely rose quartz wand she found, let us speak a little of Quartz in general…
And Rose Quartz in particular.
Quartz is a member of the silicates group of minerals, the largest and most common mineral group found here on earth. Quartz is found as well formed pointed crystals and also as veins or masses of coarsely crystallized material such as milky quartz or rose quartz.
Pure Quartz is colorless and most commonly known as Rock Crystal.
Colored Quartz is caused by various mineral impurities within the quartz.
The pink color of rose quartz is caused by traces of manganese or titanium mixed within the crystal material as it forms.
Rose quartz is normally only found in veins or masses of coarsely crystallized material. There is currently no known scientific reason for the extreme rarity of pointed crystals of rose quartz.
The soft pink rose quartz is associated with love, tenderness, happiness, fidelity in established relationships, comfort, peace and joy. It is often called the love stone.
Rose quartz is believed to ease emotional imbalances, assist in healing emotional wounds, reduce stress and anxiety, aids in creativity, helps build self-confidence, may enhance awareness of self. It is associated with the fifth or heart chakra and as a comforting and healing stone for both physical and emotional pain. It is also believed to increas fertility.
Wearing or carrying this stone is said to both enhance self-understanding and self-love, as well as bring love into one’s life. It is also thought to be beneficial in bringing comfort when feeling despondent or ill.
The ancients associated Rose Quartz with Taurus and Libra.