Rose quartz is a sort of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The colour is typically considered because of trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, within the massive material. Some quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the colour is due to thin tiny fibres of possible dumortierite within the massive quartz. Known for its excellent healing properties, rose quartz is one of the most valuable and prized stones among jewellery owners, modern enthusiasts and holistic healers. It is also very popular with architects and interior designers for designing luxurious apartments.
Rose Quartz is never transparent, and it does not form crystal faces or crystals. It is not a cryptocrystalline variety, however, as it is made up of many intergrown crystal sub individuals. Rose quartz can be grainy, but the material used for lapidary purposes is built more homogeneously, like the specimen of unknown origin to the right.
Rose quartz is a stone that stimulates the functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It relieves the stress and tension and maintains the proper heart rhythm. Rose quartz is a stone of love. It strengthens bonds and encourages unconditional love. It comforts in times of grief and is a very calming stone that brings in sensitivity and empathy in a person. Rose Quartz purifies and opens your heart at all levels to enhance love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. It enhances recovery, aids chest and lung problems, reduces high blood pressure, heals the kidneys and adrenals, and alleviates vertigo—excellent energetic support for those with leukaemia. It also helps children not to be afraid of the dark. It may be used to soothe burns and reduce blistering if rubbed lightly with a refined stone or used as an elixir.
At Beyond Rocks, we make slabs of both Indian and Imported Rose Quartz. Most of the imported material comes from Africa. Our associates overseas procure material only after sorting to make sure that our factories receive only the highest quality of material available in the market. We make slabs both of 20MM and 5MM using our own proprietary mix of epoxies. We use Italian abrasives and polish heads to get a world-class polish on our slabs.
Rose quartz can be used in several combinations with Amethyst, White Quartz or other precious stones as well. Uses vary from wall cladding, counter/tabletops and even headboards and lights as slabs of this material allow light to pass through.