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Collection: Strawberry Quartz

Strawberry Quartz is a variety of quartz that is characterized by its distinctive pink to red coloration. Here's information about Strawberry Quartz across different categories:

Geological Facts:

Strawberry Quartz gets its pink color from inclusions of various minerals, such as iron, hematite, or goethite. The precise geological conditions during the formation of Strawberry Quartz involve the presence of these minerals within the quartz crystal lattice. While it is a type of macrocrystalline quartz, the specific geological environment can vary, leading to different shades of pink.

Sources: "The Quartz Page" by Andreas Guhr; Gemological studies on Strawberry Quartz

Metaphysical Insights:

In metaphysical traditions, Strawberry Quartz is associated with love, compassion, and emotional healing. Its gentle pink color is thought to resonate with the heart chakra, promoting feelings of love and understanding. Strawberry Quartz is believed to bring a sense of calmness and balance, making it beneficial for those seeking emotional support and harmony in relationships.

Sources: "The Crystal Bible" by Judy Hall; Personal insights from metaphysical communities

Historical Significance:

The historical significance of Strawberry Quartz may not be as well-documented as some other gemstones, as it is a relatively newer addition to the world of crystals. However, quartz, in general, has a rich historical significance and has been used for various purposes in different cultures. Strawberry Quartz's unique color likely contributes to its use in contemporary jewelry and spiritual practices.

Sources: Historical records of quartz use; Gemological studies on Strawberry Quartz

Fun Facts and Trivia:

 Strawberry Quartz is appreciated for its delicate pink hues, often reminiscent of strawberries, hence its name. It is commonly used in jewelry, and the color variation within Strawberry Quartz can range from pale pink to deeper, more saturated shades. Some specimens may also exhibit asterism, a phenomenon where a star-like pattern appears on the surface of the crystal.

Sources: Personal observations in the gemstone and jewelry community; Gem and mineral shows