Large Rose Quartz Heart
This large polished Rose Quartz heart has excellent color and looks great with the sun shining through it.
Rose Quartz is one of the most desired forms of quartz. The pink color usually comes from iron or titanium impurities. According to legend Eros (Cupid) brought rose quartz to the earth in the hope that its color would arouse love and desire among people. Through archaeology we learn that Rose Quartz was used by the Assyrians as early as 800-600 B.C. and in later times it was popular with the Romans. Rose Quartz is the stone most associated with affairs of the heart, and is thought to bring love to the wearer. It is mostly mined in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Austria, Spain, Scotland, and Colorado in the United States.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and intellectual core of human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love, friendship and an openhearted attitude, which many believe heightens the metaphysical effects of the stone. Measures 4" x 3 ½"