amethyst  aquamarine  aventurine
azurite  bloodstone  Blue Sapphire
Blue Tourmaline  Carnelian  Citrine
Emerald  Green Tourmaline  Lace Agate
Lapis  Malachite  Onyx
Pink Tourmaline  Rainbow Moonstone  Rhodochrosite
Rose Qaurtz  Ruby  Sodalite
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Aventurine Rhodochrosite
Quartz is the most common mineral on earth. It is found in almost every rock, in every environment on every continent. The rose tint is caused by traces of titanium or manganese within the mineral. As with all quartz, rose quartz has a high hardness value that makes it a perfect stone for being carved into beads, ornaments and jewelry.

A Little History:
The name quartz is taken from the Slavic word Kwardy which means hard. There is little historically known about rose quartz. There has however been beads found that date back to 7000 B.C. in Mesopotamia. Rose quartz has also been found in jewelry made by the Assyrians in 800-600 B.C. The Romans used rose quartz to make seals that were used in clay as well as dyes to mark ownership or identify artists.

Healing & Metaphysical Properties:
Often called the “love stone” because of its strong association with the heart, rose quartz can be highly effective in aiding circulation and maintaining a healthy heart. A stone of mental and spiritual cleansing, wearing a rose quartz close to the skin can help to drain away hatred, jealousy and other negative feelings while encouraging love, both romantic and plutonic. Rose quartz may also be used to assist with sexual imbalances due to emotional stress.

 

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