The Ankh symbol can be traced back several thousands of years and holds great cultural, religious, and social significance.
The earliest dated ankh symbol that archaeologists have discovered is dated to 3,000 BC or 5,000 years ago, used by the First Egyptian Dynasty.
In early Africa, the Ankh was applied in rituals, especially in those involving royal cults, and it had special significance when used in various temple ceremonies. Their meditation and rituals used the Ankh as a Hekau (word of power or Mantra)—chanting repeatedly (aloud or mentally) while concentrating on the meaning behind the symbolism.
Rose Quartz delivers a soft feminine energy representing tenderness, nourishment, compassion, comfort, tenderness, and peace. It speaks directly to your heart helping dissolve fears and resentments, reawakening you to a deep sense of contentment, opening you up to love, and be loved unconditionally. Used as a love token since 600 B.C. it draws in new love, reaffirms existing relationships and tightens family bonds.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Conscious Crystal Sourcing
At House of Formlab we always try to source our crystals in an ethically minded way. We only choose high-quality pieces and work with trusted and reputable suppliers who also take ethics in the crystal supply chain very seriously.
Many of our suppliers buy directly from the mines and they undertake regular site visits during buying trips to ensure working conditions and low impact environmental protections are as claimed. None of our suppliers knowingly buy from mines with any child labour, poor or dangerous working conditions. Certain countries are known for dubious practices and we avoid sourcing from those regions.
Often crystals are not what the miners are digging for. More often than not they are byproducts found alongside more valuable elements such as are used in our mobile phones and TVs. This makes supply chains complicated but where we can we avoid minerals and crystals known to come from this type of operation.
Certificates are often hard to come by. There is still no overarching governing body that certifies crystals in the same way as diamonds are now tracked and certified – mainly due to the difference in value. The more outcry there is, the more chance is idea will gain traction. So keep asking and campaigning for ethically sourced crystals and together we can change the crystal universe.
Buying crystals is a learning process. We will make mistakes, everyone does, but rest assured we are trying our best to make the right choices and provide you with the crystal you can be proud of.
we use our intuition to choose a piece we feel is calling us for you – a piece that is absolutely meant to be yours. We are huge believers in the crystal chooses the owner, not the other way around.
We do our best to make sure that the listing photos and information accurately depicts what we have available so you have an idea of what is coming your way, but the rest is up to the universe.
With crystal-infused love,