Rose Quartz is the name used for translucent, pink specimens of the mineral quartz. Rose Quartz beads date back as far as 7000 B.C. and have been known as the stone of love by many cultures. Ancient Egyptians believed in its healing qualities and used it to prevent aging. Legend has it that the Roman god Cupid brought the stone to earth to awaken love in mortals. Due to the inherent nature of gemstones, each faceted stone is singular in both color and shading. We have selected stones that truly complement each other, and each pair of earrings is unique. The antique-silver metal rings have been treated with a protective coating to help prolong their shiny finish. The stainless steel earwires are nickel-free and lead-free.