Vintage 1970 Engraved Rose Quartz Pendant Necklace

Beautifully engraved rose quartz stone pendant is housed in a filigree gold tone frame and hangs from an elegant thin, exceptionally long, long chain.

  • Unsigned
  • 29 1/2" chain, 2 1/4" pendant

History: Rose quartz, part of the quartz family, varies in color from translucent pale pink to rose-red and makes up 12% of the earth's crust.  It is said that the stone balances emotions and fosters joy to life as well as happiness in love.  It is used as a gemstone and is also used for religious ornaments for thousands of years.  Rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC were found in Mesopotamia, also known as Iraq, and many believe it has metaphysical properties.  According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was cut by a thorn bush when saving Adonis from an attack by Ares.  Her blood stained the white quartz, giving it the pink color.  So it is now given as a gift of love.  During the 70's there was an increasing desire to be more involved with nature, thus spawning a number of symbolic jewelry involving nature motifs such as flowers, leaves, and other nature designs that became choice pendants for necklaces. 


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