PHYSICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PINK QUARTZ
Rose quartz is a particular variety of quartz, whose formula is SiO2. Like him, it is part of the great family of oxides. It is a silicate dyed by elements such as manganese, aluminum, titanium or phosphorus when it is rather transparent, as well as microscopic inclusions of dumortiérite when it is rather cloudy.
Its crystalline system is trigonal, its conchoidal break. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and its density is 2.65. Transparent to opaque, it has a vitreous, white luster, its pleochroism is weak and it has no fluorescence under the ultraviolet rays.
PINK QUARTZ COLORS
Pink quartz is rarely transparent. Most often, it is inhabited by inclusions that give it a slightly veiled, translucent appearance. Its color varies according to the proportion of the elements which color it, and goes from the pale pink to the peach color. Some examples, especially from Madagascar, when cut in cabochons show a strange white reflection in the form of an asterisk, it is the rose quartz quartz.
MAIN PINK QUARTZ DEPOSITS
This mineral forms mainly in magmatic rocks, such as pegmatites, and sometimes in hydrothermal vents. It appears as large crystals or translucent microcrystals. Quartz is very common on the planet, it is one of the components of the granite and one can see with the naked eye or with a magnifying glass its abundance in the sand of the beaches. It represents 12% of the mass of the lithosphere (the earth’s crust and the upper part of the mantle). The main pink quartz deposits are located in Brazil and Madagascar. It is also found in the United States and Tanzania.
THE ADVICE OF OUR GEMOLOGIST: HOW TO CHOOSE HIS PINK QUARTZ?
It must be verified that the stone has no cracks in which the rose is darker: this would be a sign that the stone has been artificially tinted. The intensity of the color catches the eye, but beware however too large inclusions that weaken the stone. The most beautiful pink quartz has a soft and uniform color.
METALS ASSOCIATED WITH PINK QUARTZ
White gold and silver highlight the sweet tones of pink quartz. There is also a lot of non-metallic pink quartz jewelry because it is often cut into round pearls. Otherwise, it comes in polished cabochons. Particularly pure crystals are sometimes cut to facets.
STORIES AND LEGENDS AROUND PINK QUARTZ
In the Greeks, pink quartz was the symbol of Initiation. For Muslims, it is contemplation and for the Indians it would be the stone of maternal deity. In the ancient Middle East, it was dedicated to Astarte, goddess of love and war. In Egypt, at the time of the Pharaohs, he was believed to be able to slow down the aging of the skin and he entered the composition of beauty masks. Greek mythology tells that Aphrodite, rushing into the forest to save his beautiful Adonis attacked by a wild boar, was bruised in brambles. His blood mingled with the one that oozed from the wounds of Adonis. The drops of their mixed bloods turned into pink quartz stones … Another version of the appearance on Earth of pink quartz quotes the intervention of Eros, god of love,
A pink quartz skull was discovered on the border between Guatemala and Honduras. Like many other skulls carved in stone and discovered in South America and Central America, it would be linked to the legend of 13 skulls. A Maya prophecy says that thirteen crystal skulls, transmitted by celestial creatures to the Atlanteans, will one day be all together for great secrets to be revealed to men … For the moment, they are distributed in different museums by the world…
VIRTUES AND BENEFITS OF PINK QUARTZ
The sweetness of the pink quartz evokes peace, calm and tenderness … This is probably why this stone is considered comforting, it is supposed to heal injuries both physical and emotional. His contact reassures, reinforces self-confidence and the ability to accept oneself as one is. Linked to the heart chakra, this energetic knot of Indian medicine, pink quartz would facilitate breathing and strengthen feelings of love. It would help regulate endocrine disorders. It would have a moderating effect on blood pressure, strengthen the heart and facilitate the elimination of toxins.
This rock soothes and reassures, it opens the spirit to the spirituality and helps to repair the traumas undergone in the past. It would also increase sensitivity and empathy to open up to others.
It would provide protection against one of the ills of our society, namely overexposure to the various and varied waves that pass through our homes. There are lamps carved in large pieces of raw rose quartz, which diffuse a soft and relaxing light and repel bad waves.
Necklace worn, the gem would have the power to calm agitated children, even hyperactive. In case of blue, we can perform a light massage with pink quartz: the hematoma would disappear faster…
ASTROLOGICAL MATCHES OF PINK QUARTZ
Pink quartz in Western astrology is associated with the signs of Taurus and Libra. The bound planet is Venus, symbol of love.
The Chinese integrate pieces of pink quartz in the foundations of their homes during construction, to bring happiness to the home.
Physical and Optical Properties of Smoked Quartz