This is a large, hand carved, Rose Quartz heart from Madagascar. This particular heart has a gem like rose quartz coloring with rainbows!
Rose Quartz is a member of the quartz family, which is made up of silicon dioxide. It gets it sweet soft-pink color from the many tiny inclusions of pink fibers known as dumortierite, which is embedded within the glassy stone. It also gives it an opaque quality, which is why Rose Quartz should be kept out of the sun to protect its pretty shade.
The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome were the first to attach the symbol of love to the Rose Quartz meaning. According to myth, Cupid, the Roman god of desire, and Eros, the Greek god of love, gave humans the gift of love in the form of Rose Quartz. Another legend tells the story of Rose Quartz and its powers of love and reconciliation. When Adonis was attacked by Ares, who was in the shape of a boar, his lover Aphrodite came running to his aide. Along the way, she got caught on a briar bush and by the time she found her lover, a mix of their blood started to soak into the quartz stone, giving Rose Quartz its iconic rosy pink hue. The legend is a reminder of the Rose Quartz stone meaning and its powerful association with romantic love. In Native American cultures, the Rose Quartz meaning was used to soothe negative emotions like anger and disappointment by bringing love into newly harmonized emotions.
3.13” in length
2.77” in height
1.32” in width