Quartz is said to be the universal healing stone. Quartz crystals are believed to promote hope, happiness, and optimism while awakening us to the beauty of nature.
- Amethyst, the purple variety of quartz, is said to instill high ideals and urge one to do what is right, as well as balance high energy, eliminate chaos, and help keep one grounded.
- Rose quartz gemstone beads display a lovely, unique pink tone. Often called the "love stone," rose quartz is said to open the heart chakra to all forms of love. Natural rose quartz gets its color from iron and titanium impurities in the natural stone, however most rose quartz on the market (including ours) has been dyed to maintain a uniform color.
- Aquamarine belongs to the beryl gemstone family. Bead-grade aquamarine tends to have many interesting inclusions and numerous opaque areas. In Ayurvedic practices, aquamarine is said to heal nerve pain, glandular problems, toothaches and disorders of the neck, jaw and throat.
Amethyst, rose quartz and aquamarine are photosensitive and will fade with prolonged expsoure to sunlight, so store them away from ultraviolet light when they aren't being worn.
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