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Rose Quartz Is available in all Colours of the Rainbow? Blue Rose Quartz

blue rose quartz

Let’s speak about new fakes + misconceptions out there just lately, particularly round Blue Rose Quartz.

Should you’ve been battling working along with your crystals successfully, figuring out how you can keep away from misrepresentations, fakes, and CONFUSION will make you rather more confident.  Avoiding the “Fakes”, errors or misrepresentations will flip that wrestle round —

and maintain you from losing time with fakes that don’t even work or might not be what you suppose it’s. No surprise you’re not getting constant outcomes!! Shopping for into these things finally ends up losing your vitality and a ton of cash too.

I can’t say it sufficient…

I’m so grateful to our Hibiscus Moon Licensed Crystal Practitioner college students who carry these things to my consideration! (That’s how I maintain my finger on the heartbeat of this crystal misrep-stuff.)

It’s been my gig all alongside this crystal journey — to level out that there gave the impression to be a little bit of an info-gap in our crystal neighborhood on some good, stable, easy-to-understand knowledge concerning this type of factor.

Being a former science division head, having studied geology on the Masters’s stage, and being a crystal creator plus the founding father of the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, with a comparatively massive following provides me a superb cause and platform to coach about crystal fakes.

My aim is to coach our crystal neighborhood on what’s presently fooling us or being misrepresented available on the market so we are able to make clever shopping for choices. Should you really feel keen about this, too, please share this submit in any approach you like. (By the best way, there are some  “SHARE” buttons you need to use beneath).

Alright, let’s dig into what I contemplate to be a MAJOR misrepresentation:

GROUND RULES: Please don’t name out any sellers within the feedback. No names, no hyperlinks. Please don’t present hate in the direction of anybody. That is about empowering and educating ourselves. ❤️

Blue Rose Quartz

What within the HELL?

Yep. Right here we go.

It began after I had a rash of my CCP college students asking me about this “new” Blue Rose Quartz popping up in every single place available on the market.

It’s supposedly “Blue Rose Quartz” from Madagascar.

blue rose quartz

Thanks to Graphic Designer and College, Alexis from Staff HM for sharing these photos of “blue rose quartz” with us

I did some poking round my traditional geology haunts/golf equipment and discovered it’s additionally typically dubbed as “Girasol,” opalized Quartz. (Opal begins out as silica [SiO2] dissolved in water. When the silica resolution fills an empty pocket, perhaps left behind by one thing that dissolved away way back — similar to Jell-o poured right into a mildew; it might harden to type an opalized copy of the unique.).

Did ya know?: This complete opalizing course of may be lab-forced too. 

This is also the results of heating a low-grade Amethyst above 932°F (500°C) which not solely bleaches it out (sure, we’ve achieved experiments, and you may attempt it too) however can lead to an opal-y, milky look, leading to so-called ‘neon blue quartz’ or simply “neon quartz”.

Even greater warmth will bleach out the lilac shade utterly, and tiny water droplets might type within the quartz, which is what creates opal, aka Girasol.


Nevertheless, utilizing the time period “Girasol” will get a bit complicated.

In Italian, the phrase refers to a “turning solar” and immediately interprets to “sunflower” (cuz, ya know… it turns with the daylight). Now in geology, this refers to an opal stone with a cloudy bluish-white glow, a ghost-like impact brought on by gentle scattering. Gems similar to Moonstone and opals, and different kinds of feldspars can exhibit this phenomenon. It’s characterised by a luminous reflection of sunshine, showing as white or coloured (usually bluish) gentle, and it could additionally happen as a shimmery sheen that may solely be noticed in particular instructions — brought on by the diffraction and interference of sunshine. The girasol impact describes a mineral impact produced by a scattered gentle impact that strikes or seems to shimmer.

Moonstone pendants

Moonstone pendants show the “girasol impact.”

I observed that a few of what’s being referenced as “Blue Rose Quartz” is technically a bluish-white translucent Opal/Girasol or maybe combined with some mottled type of lower-grade hazy Quartz with typically reddish or rainbow reflections.

SIDENOTE: These items all the time existed. It’s not new!

Lilac or Lavender Rose Quartz?

lavender rose quartz

Photograph courtesy of CCP Amber Curl of Little Crystal Firm

Whether or not they use the descriptive shade “lilac” or “lavender,” I see these things most frequently being touted as “high-quality.” Let’s get into {that a} bit.

As I discussed above, sturdy heating will bleach out the lilac shade utterly from a low-grade Amethyst or milky Quartz and yield tiny water droplets forming within the Quartz = Girasol. *sigh*

Little Lemuria, (owned by ultra-phenomenally sensible proprietor Jessica Watson, who I obtained to have a number of geo-geek discussions with whereas speaking about this subject) had a geological assay report achieved on the fabric that they’d. You may verify that out right here.

BTW, do you’ve got ANY thought how impressed I’m by this type of dedication?

Again within the day, we used to have a grading system that was in frequent use with stone sellers (it’s nonetheless round however I don’t see it getting used that a lot any longer. Hmmmm? Marvel why that’s?) This grading system’s similar to how diamonds are assessed and assigned letters. For example, “AAA” is the best grade whereas “D” is the bottom.

Blue Rose Quartz, lavender rose quartz, low grade amethyst

Is it Lilac or Lavender Rose Quartz? This can be a stone I offered in my Etsy crystal store again in 2009. I labeled it as Pale Amethyst; D perhaps C grade at greatest!

Typically, it’s not even crystal however simply straight-up glass.

I’m simply gonna say it:

This, for probably the most half, is D low-grade Rose Quartz! In my humble opinion: it appears clearly extra profitable to forgo the grading system and rename it one thing “religious/ethereal”!

Blue Rose Quartz

Above is Licensed Crystal Practitioner Amber Curl of Little Crystal Firm speaking with me forwards and backwards on Instagram about this very challenge. Have a look at her go!!! I’m so proud.

Earlier than we go any additional… please enable me to make clear: after I say that it’s low-grade rose quartz, I don’t imply that I wouldn’t work with it or that I personally contemplate it lower than. I’m attempting to convey that this was once thought-about by the stone-selling trade as a lower-quality of rose quartz (or maybe amethyst) primarily based on trade requirements. That does NOT imply that it delivers much less pleasure or energetic affect in any approach as I mentioned on IG right here:

(Should you’d moderately eat this complete “Blue Rose Quartz” rant in a sorta humorous InstaStory that I’ve grow to be well-known for, I’ve created a Spotlight for you right here.)

Amber Curl

CCP, Amber Curl of Little Crystal Firm

I knew she was considered one of our Hibiscus Moon college students with out even figuring out who this was at first. I might inform simply by how flippin’ devoted she was to figuring this out. 😉 Our Crystal Household is understood for not letting this junk get handed them!

Black Rose Quartz. Ummmm… What the Heck is Taking place Right here?

Yeah. There’s a “Black and Blue” Rose Quartz too!

black rose quartz blue rose quartz

@AbbyHasHeart shared this with me. What was offered to her as Black Rose Quartz on the left and what was offered to her as Lavender Rose Quartz on the appropriate.

If that is what we’re OK with doing and we don’t attempt to cease it now, as I discussed above…

we are able to anticipate at the very least a thousand extra advertising and marketing names for varied Quartz colours within the close to future.

And it gained’t ever cease.

Are you OK with that?

blue rose quartz

Metaphysical Properties of this Materials

Properly, what concerning the energetic traits of this materials?

I did nonetheless work with the outdated inventory of “lower-grade” rose quartz and amethyst after I had it and to me, it was simply as highly effective as my different rose quartz or amethyst with slight nuances, as is the case with ANY particular person stones I work with. So that is actually one thing it is advisable determine for your self.

However, we’ve made an affect.

Since my standard pretend weblog submit collection that I began again in 2010 (and plenty of others prefer it)…  our neighborhood began calling this shit out, and sellers instantly began altering their descriptions. That is the affect our Crystal Household has had. THIS is how a bunch of empowered go-to crystal specialists makes change occur. Definitely, first-world issues, however you gotta begin someplace, proper?

We’ve obtained to remain on our toes. I’m passing the torch to you on these things! OK? I’m not going to be round subsequent 12 months in any respect. It’s now as much as our Crystal Household to maintain the fakes fires burning.

My Blue (or some other shade apart from pink) Rose Quartz Conclusion?

It’s sleight of hand trickery, a gimmicky advertising and marketing identify to promote stuff common from a comparatively (previously thought-about unattractive) low-quality high quality quartz — a advertising and marketing ploy.

Now whether or not we contemplate it enticing or not, I don’t care. Magnificence is all the time within the eye of the beholder.

What I’m up in arms about is that this was all the time comparatively plentiful and offered cheaply earlier than. Is it proper to only state that it not is and, subsequently, falsely inflate the value?

By definition, Rose Quartz is a pink type of Quartz attributable to explicit nanofibrous inclusions of one thing intently associated to dumortierite.

However all that geo-speak is splitting hairs anyway.  Rose Quartz is Quartz.

If it’s blue (or some other shade apart from pink to your eyeball ️), it can’t be known as Rose Quartz.

To me, if the pink hue shouldn’t be there, it’s not Rose Quartz. Finish of story.

As all the time…

Purchaser BewareWho’re you shopping for from? Are they respected? Do they know what they’re speaking about? Is the value too good to be true? Are you doing your individual due diligence + analysis? One of the simplest ways to guard your self is thru schooling. Preserve this in thoughts: All the time use your frequent sense.  Don’t merely depend on what the vendor is telling you.

I simply need us all to have the geo-knowledge first. Then you may make a well-informed resolution concerning the way you select to work with these stones. All the time use your frequent sense, and one of the best safety from that is to be well-informed.

All of us love the gorgeous jewels that Mama Earth creates, and also you don’t know what you don’t know…

till you already know higher.

So, I hope you’ve discovered one thing new right here at this time. Should you really feel keen about this too please share this submit in any approach you like. (***There are some helpful “SHARE” buttons you need to use on the backside of this submit***).

Do you’ve got any fake-out or misrepresentations tales to inform? Please submit beneath to assist us all out! Or have you ever seen any of those examples just lately?

REMINDER: Don’t name out any sellers within the feedback, please. No names, no hyperlinks. Please don’t present hate to anyone and keep in mind to be variety right here and in every single place. That is about empowering and educating ourselves. ❤️

Please share your experiences within the feedback beneath. 

Crystal Blessings,

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