Rose Quartz Crystal Skull (A143)
Rose quartz hand-carved into the form of a smaller than life-sized human skull.
Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to red hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the material. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produces an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the thin microscopic fibers are the result of possibly dumortierite within the quartz. Also, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in crystals is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading. The first crystals were found in a pegmatite found near Rumford, Maine, US and in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart to all types of love; therefore, rose quartz is one of the most important stones for the heart chakra. Like all varieties of quartz, rose quartz has a high energy; however, its vibration is also calming and soothing. It is an energetically balanced crystal. The soothing energy of rose quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. By lowering stress and tension in the heart, rose quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others. It allows the healing of heart issues and disease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Rose quartz is believed to promote romance and can be used to attract love. Place rose quartz by your bedside table to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. The comforting and soothing energy of rose quartz can also help heal a broken heart by allowing pent-up emotions and grief to be released. Rose quartz also aids in the release of unexpressed feelings about others. Metaphysically, rose quartz is used to heal ailments of the thymus, heart, and lungs. Rose quartz is also believed to promote the remediation of breast cancer and is an excellent support stone for most other types of cancer as well. It helps bring about a more youthful complexion. Rose quartz is believed to relieve circulatory, heart, adrenal gland, spleen and kidney ailments. It also alleviates vertigo, asthma and varicose veins. Rose quartz eases problems with sexual frustration and balances the sex drive. Those with Libra or Taurus as their astrological sun sign will benefit most from the metaphysical benefits of rose quartz. Hold rose quartz and affirm: “I am filled with loving compassion for myself and others.”