Pretty Faces of Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is one of the most known and beloved crystals. It comes from various places in the world, yielding tones from pale to deep pink. Rose Quartz is best known for the love energy that it exudes. It is the stone of relationships, helping to enhance current connections and/or attract new love interests.
When I first began working with Rose Quartz over 15 years ago, it wasn't one of my favorite stones. I thought it a little bit dull. Yet the more gems I encountered, the more I learned to appreciate the many pretty faces of Rose Quartz.
The Faces of Rose Quartz
Star Madagascar Rose Quartz
My love for Rose Quartz began when I discovered the Star Madagascar variety. Star Rose shows asterism when illuminated by a point-like light source, like the incredible piece above. It is only found in a few locations such as Madagascar. The star is caused by light reflected from needle-like inclusions of a mineral similar to Dumortierite, which is also the source of the pink coloration of Rose Quartz.