Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rose Quartz Gemstone - The Stone of Love & Friendship

Rose Quartz Gemstone - The Stone of Love & Friendship
The rose quartz is a strong healer of the heart, especially when you work with the very soft shades of light pink, for the softer shades promote feelings of friendship and good will. It is the stone that all little girls choose when they are given a chance to pick from a whole array of healing stones. This stone is also chosen by many older women who attend healing groups with me. It is humble in its price, and easily affordable as a love or friendship gift.

Rose quartz is one of the most desirable varieties of quartz. The pink to rose red color is completely unique, unlike any other pink mineral species. The color is caused by iron and titanium impurities. Rose quartz is used as an ornamental stone and as a gemstone. It is also an alternate birthstone for the month of January. Rose quartz is associated with emotional balance and forgiveness.
Rose Quartz Necklace
Although rose quartz is usually too cloudy to be used as a cut gemstone, a few exceptional pieces are found with enough clarity and color to make fine gems.
Rose Quartz Flower Pendant
Most gemmy rose quartz is used as cabochons where the clarity is not as important as the color. Rose quartz is also a very attractive ornamental stone and is carved into spheres, pyramids, obelisks, figurines and ornate statues.

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