Puka Shell & Rose Quartz Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The Puka Shells are found on the beaches of Kauai and are paired with Rose Quartz beads that are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with our Puka Shell Necklace, Puka Shell Bracelet, or Puka Shell Anklet or Rose Quartz Gemstone Bracelet.
Height: 1″ (bottom of ear wire to bottom of the puka shell)
Width: .75″ (widest point)
Rose quartz is a type of quartz that exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The color is usually considered due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the material. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile needles that produce an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is due to thin microscopic fibers of possible dumortierite within the quartz.
Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminum. The color in crystals is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading. The first crystals were found in a pegmatite found near Rumford, Maine, USA and in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Rose Quartz (opens in a new window)