Pantone came out with not one but two colours of the year this year: “Rose Quartz”, a soft, rosy pale pink; and, “Serenity”, a wispy pale blue. They’re a lovely combination, but of course, my favourite part is that one of those colours is named after a gemstone!
What is rose quartz?
Rose quartz is one of the most common varieties of quartz, a semiprecious stone found throughout the world. It usually occurs in massive formations, rather than in its hexagonal crystal form. Its colour ranges from pale, almost white pink to medium-dark pink. It gets its colour from pink borosilicate mineral fibres. Sometimes these fibres align with the crystal structure to produce an asterism, or six-pointed star, if the gem is oriented and cut into a cabochon.
Rose quartz can fade over time in UV light, so it’s best to store it away from a sunny window.
Rose quartz is the gem associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.
Rose quartz is known as the Heart Stone, and is associated with the Heart Chakra. It promotes loving energy, both with others and within oneself.
Have a look at our Etsy shop for our own unique take on this rosy gem!