Rose Quartz Crystals
Size (cms) : 2 - 3
Rose Quartz Tumbled Stones
Rose quartz tumbled stones beautifully finished and a firm favourite with mineral collectors and those interested in crystal healing. A pink variety of the mineral quartz that's widely used as a lapidary material, rose quartz is relatively hard and exhibits a vitreous lustre which contributes to its popularity as gemstone.
The varying shades of pink that can be seen in rose quartz have long been considered to be caused by impurities of iron, manganese and titanium but a study in recent years cast doubt on whether these elements are the sole cause of the stone's colour. During the 1990's the study concluded that the pink colouration may actually be caused by microscopic inclusions of a pink borosilicate mineral related to the mineral dumortierite. The fibres that were discovered were subsequently named dididumortierite.
Like most varieties of quartz this stone often exhibits a degree of translucency and when used as a gemstone, it tends to be cut as a cabochon. Faceted rose quartz can often have cloudy appearance which is the reason why stones are usually polished as cabochons.
Rose quartz tumbled stones are popular for use in alternative therapies and are used for matters of the heart, tranquility and friendship. Well known as a stone of unconditional love, it's a great companion for those who enjoy the quieter side of life. Being associated with the heart chakra rose quartz is incredibly soothing which makes it ideal for use in meditation.
Our rose quartz crystals range in size from small to large but weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
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Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.
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