Strung on an 18" 14k gold plated tarnish-resistant chain.
Origin: Rose quartz from Jaipur, India
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7 Very durable
Raw Brass Pieces are coated 2-3 times over
Properties: Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief.
Rose Quartz Rose quartz is one of the most popular of all crystals and often one of the first to be collected. It's a member of the quartz family that is colored by impurities of manganese or titanium.
Tidbit History: Rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC have been found in the area once known as Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). Rose quartz jewelry was known to be crafted by the Assyrians around 800-600 BC. The Assyrians, along with the Romans, might have been the first to use this stone.
People in the earliest recorded times believed in the magical powers of quartz. Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging.
Handmade using raw brass. Double-triple coated. Some pieces are oxidized to give them the deep and warm feel of the ancients