Rose Quartz - information
Rose quartz is a quartz crystal with silicon oxide as its basic building block. The crystal's delicate pink hue is caused by an admixture of manganese and fine, needle-like strands of rutile. Sites where the stone can be found are in Madagascar, Africa, and Brazil. The crystal's name is simply derived from its color. Since ancient times, the rose quartz has been revered as the stone of love and the heart. Greek mythology states that the gods pit rose quartz in the soil in order to give the power of love and reconciliation to the people. The Rose Quartz is said to have versatile curative effects. It is thought to promote oxygen flow, prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as stimulate the metabolism and digestion.