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Summer has finally arrived, bringing an inviting shift in lifestyle, mindset, and wardrobe. Life slows down in the summer, a season devoted to leisure and good times with the people you love. After harsh winter and flirty spring, we are all ready for sun-filled days by the water, dinner around the grill, and perhaps a cocktail or three.
As you don your favorite summer frocks, we’ve got the perfect beaded gemstone to accompany you to the good times that await. Rose quartz, with its delicate pink color, is the perfect complement to the summer wardrobe, versatile enough to wear to the beach or a casual dinner with friends. It’s time to retire those statement pieces and embrace the rosy side of the summer season.
Rose quartz is a beautiful gem named for its delicate pink hue. It can be opaque or translucent, with colors ranging from the palest shades of pink to rich coral pinks. Rose quartz remains a very popular stone because of charming appearance and affordability. The color is derived from the element of titanium. The stone can be transparent to opaque in quality and has a vitreous luster. Rose quartz is mined in Brazil, Madagascar, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
2015 saw the rise of the rose gold trend. From the iPhone 6s to trendy jewelry collections, rose gold has become the new darling of the metal world. Rose gold offers a fresh take on a classic metal. Depending on the design, its warm glow exudes a vibe that seems both modern and luxurious. Rose gold is poised to become the new classic for its versatility, wearability, and beauty.
Rose quartz is the perfect gemstone to wear during this pink-tinged trend. After seasons dominated by statement jewelry pieces, fashion seems to favor delicate pretty things in rosy gold hues.
Try a twisted pink quartz gemstone beaded necklace with a sweet shift dress for your next cocktail hour. Think of it like pearls, only flirtier. Rose quartz frames your face in a warm glow, making it the perfect accessory for a candlelight dinner.
Beaded bracelets are perfect any time you want a beachy, bohemian look. Stack a few on your arm, and you’ll be ready to go from beach to street. Rose quartz rings are another great summer accessory. With styles ranging from sweet to statement, there’s a ring out there for every style.
Just like the rose quartz necklace, wear this stone as earrings to emphasize the blush in your skintone. However you wear rose quartz this summer, you’ll look fresh, youthful, and fashion forward.
Rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC have been found in the area once known as Mesopotamia – present day Iraq. Assyrians crafted rose quartz jewelry as early as 800-600 BC. The Assyrians, along with the Romans, might have been the first to use this stone.
Dating back to the earliest recorded time, people believed in the magical powers of quartz. Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. There are multiple stories about rose quartz in Greek mythology. One legend suggests that Cupid and Eros brought the crystal to Earth to help people find love and companionship.
Rose quartz is also present in Egyptian mythology as the stone that the goddess of health and marriage used to maintain her youth and beauty. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging.
In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions. Early cultures of the Americas used quartz amulets. Known as the “love stone,” it was said to balance the emotions, and to heal anger and disappointment. Avid crystal collectors consider rose quartz to possess spiritual energy that brings unconditional love, joy, warmth and happiness to the owner.
In 2016, Pantone, the international color company, named rose quartz “the color of the year.” Inspired by its reputation for healing and serenity, Pantone referred to the color as “a reflecting connection to wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”