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Published Tue, 18 Jan 2022
Rose Quartz

Stone: Rose Quartz
Birthstone: Month of January and the astrological sign, Taurus. Traditionally given as a gift for the 5th wedding anniversary.
Country of origin: Iraq. It's also found in Brazil, the United States, India, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

About Rose Quartz: Quartz is a macro-crystalline mineral which since antiquity, has been the most commonly used mineral worldwide for making jewellery. Rose quartz is a type of quartz with a rose pink hue, the hue is due to small amounts of either titanium, iron or manganese.

What is the meaning of Rose Quartz? Known to be a stone of healing, unconditional love, to support emotional healing, inspire compassion and increase feelings of peace and calm.

What is the history of Rose Quartz? The discovery of rose quartz dates back to 7000 B.C., in Iraq (which at the time was known as Mesopotamia). Rose quartz jewellery was known to be crafted by the Assyrians around 800-600 B.C. It is believed that the Assyrians and the Romans may have been the first to use this stone.

Since ancient times, rose quartz has been used as a talisman and was believed to have magical powers. Some believed the stone could prevent ageing while others believed it could resolve arguments between lovers.

What is the provenance/traceability of Rose Quartz? We are currently working through the traceability and supply chain of these stones, watch this space...

Caring for Rose Quartz: You can care for your rose quartz jewellery by gently washing in warm, soapy water. Ensure you wipe it dry gently with a cloth.

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