Rose Quartz, Natural, Sun Shape, One Pendant, 38x34mm
Rose Quartz, Natural, Sun Shape, One Pendant in a Metal Alloy Finding, 38x34mm
Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar.
Rose Quartz is found in a course-grained igneous rock (usually granite). Its colors range from a pastel pink to a rose-pink hue, including orangey and violet pinks, and are believed to be caused by trace amounts of minerals, like titanium and Dumortierite inclusions. It can be transparent to translucent with soft radiating glow, but many times will have a milky pink color.
Much of the Rose Quartz that is sold today is found in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Madagascar. Other sources include Namibia, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka. In the United States, a deposit near Custer, South Dakota once produced significant amounts of Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz is South Dakota’s and Georgia’s state mineral.
Rose Quartz is a natural stone and the cutting, drilling, and polishing was done in China.
Metal Alloy is a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, base metals, to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion. In mining and economics, base metals refer to industrial non-ferrous metals excluding precious metals, like silver, gold, and platinum. Base Metals include copper, aluminum, nickel, tin, zinc antimony, bismuth, lead and many more. Metal Alloy, also known as Pewter and is usually a tin based alloy 85-95% of the time but could also be zinc based.
In December of 1994, The US Safe Drinking Water Act defined Lead-free as having less than 0.25% lead content. Most newly made solid pewter on the market today is considered lead free by these standards. But it is still recommended to not give children Metal Alloy jewelry if there is any chance, they will put it in their mouths!