This beautiful rose quartz point has been adorned with Rhodochrosite and Quartz and is truly one of a kind. It was first created with clay, and then electroformed for a copper finish, which was then soldered for a silver finish. All metals are lead-free and nickel free, and guaranteed for life. I hope you treasure this piece for many years to come!
Pink specimens of the mineral quartz are given the name Rose Quartz. It is abundant, common, and found in large quantities at numerous locations around the world. It is usually occurring as massive, anhedral occurrences in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites.
The pink color of rose quartz is attributed to microscopic inclusions of a pink variety of the mineral dumortierite. These inclusions are usually abundant enough to make the rose quartz translucent instead of transparent.
Rhodochrosite is extremely rare as well-formed crystals. One of the few locations in the world where they are found is the Sweet Home Mine, near Alma, Colorado. Originally opened as a silver mine in 1873, the rhodochrosite was disregarded at that time. Then, as the popularity of mineral collecting increased, the well-formed crystals found at the Sweet Home Mine became many times more valuable than the lapidary material.
This chemical compound consists of one part silicon and two parts oxygen, known as silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is the most abundant mineralfound at Earth's surface, and its unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances.
Quartz forms at all temperatures. It is abundant in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and is highly resistant to both mechanical and chemical weathering.