Stone: Rose quartz
Birthstone: In addition to being a January birthstone, rose quartz is also the gemstone of the fifth wedding anniversary.
Country of origin: Rose quartz can found across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden, Germany, South Africa and India.
About the stone: Rose quartz is known as the crystal of unconditional love. It's said to boost feelings of self-love and foster loving relationships with others, and some believe that the stone emits strong vibrations of joy, love and emotional healing.
What is the history of rose quartz? It was originally discovered in Maine, USA and in Minas Gerais, Brazil. However, the use of rose quartz is said to date back as far as 7000 BC. Legend has it that Egyptian and Roman women used rose quartz face masks to clear their complexions and prevent wrinkles.
Caring for rose quartz: This stone can be damaged if dropped or knocked, so please take care when wearing. To maintain its beautiful lustre, we recommend cleaning with a soft damp cloth and thoroughly drying afterwards. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives and avoid exposure to chlorine.
Ethics and Sustainability – We endeavour to source all our gemstones from conflict-free and reputable suppliers. As part of our “Full-Circle” sustainability initiative, return your old Silk & Steel rose quartz jewellery and we will give you an online credit to spend towards a new design! We will recycle silver and re-use stones, so nothing goes to waste. Any pieces from Superfine, or beaded bracelets, we will buy back and give you a $10 online credit to redeem on our website against a new purchase. All other sterling silver designs from our mainline collections will receive between $20-$40 credit depending on the style.
If you would like to take part in our Full-Circle offer email email@example.com - we would love to hear from you.