PINK QUARTZ: LOVE SYMBOL
Rose quartz, like ruby gemstone, is actively used to make various jewelry and souvenirs. Continuing the series of publications on various precious and semiprecious stones, we will talk about the rose quartz mineral and its jewelry. Knowing information about different stones is very useful, because when choosing gifts with their use, you have to consider many features.
Natural rose quartz can be called the king among translucent quartz. Transparent samples are very rare in nature; they are distinguished by their extraordinary beauty and are quite expensive. Quartz is a very fragile mineral, but despite this, it is popular in the production of jewelry of various types.
Quartz can be called the most common mineral that is in the deposits of the earth. Its peculiarity is that it can acquire different colors depending on the impurities in it. Manganese and titanium give it a color from pale to bright pink. Such a quartz with a certain processing can get completely different colors: from colorless to black.
Types of Rose Quartz Crystals
Rose quartz is not often seen in single crystals, more often it consists of their accumulation. Long crystals are very rare, so they are in great demand. The most expensive items are transparent minerals of red or lilac color. They are mined in Madagascar.
Artificial Rose Quartz
To obtain copies of rose quartz, glass is used, which undergoes appropriate processing. This creates an imitation of veins and inclusions characteristic of a real stone. The artificial origin of such a sample is distinguished by the presence of transparent air bubbles inside. To obtain artificial rose quartz, synthetic spinel is used, and there are specimens that can hardly be distinguished from a real mineral.
Where is rose quartz mined and its properties
The best breeds of this mineral are mined in Madagascar, and Brazil is the leader in its quantity. Since ancient times, quartz has a significant place in human life. And he was always a symbol of love. Previously, it was used in the manufacture of not only jewelry, but also utensils for the home, weapons. Also, magic crystals were made from it, attributing healing properties to the mineral. It was believed that with its help wounds heal perfectly.
Enjoys rose quartz and the attention of collectors. Its combinations with other rare minerals are especially valuable. For example, the parallel groups of quartz and eosphorite are given the unusual name “hairy” for their bizarre appearance. Most of this stone is mined in Brazil, but America has unusually beautiful specimens in drusen. They are clusters of small minerals based on a smoky color.
After processing, rose quartz is presented in the form of cabochons or beads. Of these, different jewelry is further made: rings, necklaces and bracelets. Transparent quartz undergoes more complex faceting. In addition to jewelry, beautiful statuettes and interior decoration items are made from it. The works of some masters are works of art.