The great quartz family

Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth, it exists in different colors :

  • Colorless : Rock crystal
  • Purple : Amethyst. Until the 18th century, it was considered a precious stone in the same way as       diamond, ruby, emerald or sapphire.
  • Yellow : Citrine
  • Green : Prasiolite. Its color is often obtained by heat treatment of an amethyst.
  • Brown : Smoky quartz
  • Black : Morion
  • Bicolor, yellow and purple : Ametrine. The most beautiful and popular are those of Bolivia.
  • Finally the rose quartz that constitutes the jewels of the designer Artemi.

Ametrine from Bolivia

Origins and legends of rose quartz

The name crystal comes from the Greek krystallos (to designate the stone quartz), which means ice. This name comes from the fact that it looks like it and can stay cold in the heat longer than glass. Rose quartz is obviously part of this very large family of quartz. What differentiates it from its many cousins is the presence in the stone of traces of specific trace elements (mineral salt necessary for the life of an organism) which gives it its beautiful pink color. Indeed, the different members of the family personalize each other by the presence of traces of lithium, aluminum, iron, boron, calcium, magnesium, calcium, titanium and / or rubidium. That's enough to create many color combinations ! 

Greek  mythology would attribute the genesis of the stone to the unfortunate loves of Aphrodite and Adonis. Rose quartz would be the fruit of the mixed and crystallized blood of the goddess and the mortal. In addition, if we believe the Mayan legend, one of the famous 13 crystal skulls could be designed of rose quartz. Together, they would reveal great secrets of the universe... For now, they are distributed in different museums around the world... What would happen if they were reunited? Will unicorns be back on Earth?

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Rose quartz in Art'emi creations

The color of rose quartz comes in a fairly wide range of shades from pale pink to dark pink. In addition, peach or orange reflections can be observed depending on the type of metals that make up the stone. The deeper the color, the more valuable the quartz will be.

Quartz in everyday life

In lithotherapy (it is a therapeutic method that consists of healing oneself by means of crystals), it is considered the stone of the heart, love and peace. Thus, through its virtues, it spreads its sweetness in us and in our interactions with others. On the other hand, smoky quartz, on the other hand, is a variety of quartz that owes its color to the aluminum salts it contains. Considered the stone of responsibility and refocusing, it would calm the too strong emotions that confuse the thought.

Finally, as you have probably guessed, rose quartz is the stone of love par excellence. It diffuses its waves of softness and tenderness and gives us the feeling of rolling in cocoon. This is why Art'émi uses it for his jewelry creations and especially  rose quartz rings! Anyway, the most beautiful rose quartz have a soft and uniform color.

If you are looking for a jewelry engraving workshop in Brussels, welcome to Art'emi. In addition to offering you a variety of unique and original creations, we also offer you the possibility to personalize your jewelry. Thanks to our engraving workshop in Brussels, you are free to engrave a name, a date, a drawing or a text on your jewelry in only 24 hours.

To create an engraving on your signet ring, on your ring, on your chain bracelet or on your watch, our jewelry store in Brussels has the necessary experience and know-how. From personalized engravings on silver to engravings on stone or metal: we are able to engrave all types of jewelry.

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Engraving to personalize your jewelry

Personalizing a piece of jewelry is a great way to make your bracelet, bracelet bracelet or medal unique. 

By choosing engraving, you opt for originality. In addition to that, an engraved jewel is often symbolic. Depending on the message you write on it, your jewel will have a very strong sentimental value. 

Thus, in addition to being aesthetically refined, your jewel will carry a unique message. This is why engraved jewelry is such a special gift.

If you wish, we can advise you on the ideal engraving to do on your jewel. Depending on the material, the shape, the type of jewelry and the meaning you want to give to your engraved jewelry, we give you ideas of engravings for a woman's jewelry, a man's jewelry or for a gift for your partner for example. 

Nevertheless, you are the only one to decide: we make the engraving you want. At Art'emi, we want to create a jewel that looks like you.

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