Note: Crystals cannot be an alternative for medical attention nor can they be a substitute.
Rose Quartz is a symbol of gentle love and beauty. This stone is believed to have a distinct calming and soothing effect on the person that wears it.
Rose quartz calms the emotions and eases emotional traumas. Just by holding a piece of Rose quartz you can help yourself in times of emotional turmoil.
This stone also stimulates the imagination and intellect, opening your heart for inner peace, positive self-love and self-esteem. Rose quartz encourages
forgiveness, love and friendship.
Physical Properties of Rose quartz
The chemical formula of Rose quartz is SiO2 (silica). This is no different than the formula of Rock crystal, Amethyst, Citrine or any other quartz-based stone. They all belong to the
same class of materials. The hardness Rose quartz is the same as the hardness of Quartz - 7 on the Moch’s scale.
The color of Rose quartz is quite unique in the mineral kingdom. There are crystals that have similar rose color, but never quite close to the gentle shades of Rose quartz. The origin of the pink color is still a mystery. Scientists used to believe that this color was a result of titanium, iron or manganese impurities in the silicate matrix. However, some recent investigations have provided evidences that the extremely fine, microscopic fibrous structure of some other minerals in quartz could be held responsible for the appearance of its pink color.
Rose quartz is very rarely found as macroscopic single crystal, and the color of the rare Rose quartz single crystals discovered is believed to originate from phosphates or aluminum in the structure. The most common form is the semi-transparent or opaque Rose quartz, whereas the clear, transparent specimens are extremely rare.
Notable occurrences are in the USA, Madagascar, South Africa, Brazil and India.
Lore and Metaphysical Meanings
The alternative names for Rose quartz are "pink quartz" and "Love Stone". It is considered to be a stone of Venus. Ancient Egyptians considered Rose quartz a stone capable of postponing ageing. Traditionally, it was given to newborn babies to ease the transition from the spiritual into the physical plane of existence. This transition is essential in the first few months of life of human infants in order to successfully adapt to the new conditions and integrate both worlds.
Pure quartz is one of the most universal and versatile stone - its white color contains the whole spectrum of colors. Amethyst - which is in essence quartz of purple color - is the stone of the spirit. Rose quartz - quartz of pink color - helps us reach for the precious gift of sincere love and self love.
Rose quartz awakens and strengthens our sense of beauty. We cannot possibly hope to be able to accept the love of other people if we do not love ourselves. Love is important for everybody, especially for those who are engaged in spiritual development and self growth. When we do not love ourselves entirely, it is a sign that we are hurt inside, and this wound will always work from inside until we have cured it. Rose quartz could be the means of healing of our troubled emotional body.
However, Rose quartz is not always a soft and gentle stone. It can go deep into our subconscious mind in search of stored blockages and pains that need to be cleansed. This stone can help us release the suppressed emotions, ease the emotional pain and soothe the sorrow and sadness.
Some people sleep with Rose quartz under the pillow, so that the past emotional pain can manifest itself in the dreams and therefore can be consciously addressed.
In any case, enjoy your Rose quartz stones, respect them and love them. Rose quartz is the perfect stone to be put in the love corner of your home. According to the doctrine of Feng-Shui, the place of your home on the far right provided that you are standing at the entrance is the love corner.
Rose quartz works very well in combination with Amethyst, and is capable of soothing the Amethyst’s energies. The benefits that Amethyst is bringing to the spirit, Rose quartz can deliver to the heart.
Crystal Healing with Rose Quartz
In crystal healing, Rose quartz can be utilized to treat the whole body, especially the heart and blood circulation. It is believed to prevent heart attack and thrombosis, strengthen the heart muscle, and open the door to the powers of the self-healing love.
In addition, Rose quartz is believed to help in cases of depression, insomnia, mental problems, and sexual dysfunction. It can also help improve fertility. It regenerates the skin and improves the skin complexion.
As a symbol of love, Rose quartz can certainly help you restore the harmony and trust in your current relationships. It is a great stone of positive vibration, relatively inexpensive and easily accessible to be used as your personal use or as a decoration for your home. In form of jewelry, Rose quartz can be a token of love and devotion - a perfect gift for someone you care for.
Rose quartz should be cleansed every 15 days under lukewarm running water. It can be charged for several hours close to charged Amethyst or Rock crystal stones. Too prolonged exposure to intense sunlight should be avoided as its color might pale.
I have two Rose Quartz crystals and put in sun for 3 weeks. The Rose Quartz crystals have
not changed colors and are still pink color. There was a few sticky spots and very little of the
white powder on the pink stone came off. Now that I have removed the Rose Quartz from the
sun, the stones are not as sticky. The Rose Quartz was sticky in a few places. The Rose
Quartz should be fine to continue to use.
I searched internet and rose quartz caught my eye. I ordered rose quartz crystals and kept it with me all the time. I am married women( for past 10 years) with kids. I was hoping to find passion and love between me and my husband. As I started keeping these crystals under my pillows. I developed feelings for someone else who is also having similar feelings for me. I communicate with my crystals every night. I feel the communication in may heart. I ask them to show me the right path and I always end up having this guy in my dreams. I am a spiritual women and I am little scared of the situation. Please help.
Rose quartz is a stone that supports love. You should not associate it with your feelings for someone else. After 10 years of marriage there usually comes a time of crisis, which you surely, with
some good will and patience, will be able to overcome. With Love and Light!
Is there a specific meaning to the way these stones (or any stone) are shaped? I see a lot of these with the crystal point; and some that are shaped like a ball or left in an "un-cut" or natural state. Also, I was told that we woman should bathe with the stones in the tub to promote femine healing, cleansing and sensuality. Is there any truth to this? Could you recommend the best place to purchase rose quartz?
Yes, the shape of the stones can affect their performance in the sense of metaphysical use and practical application. For example the crystal points are very
useful to direct energy from or to the body, etc. The answer to your second question is also affirmative. Bathing with crystal can bring great joy and a lot of additional
benefits. As for purchasing Rose quartz, the best way is to try to find a local crystal store and purchase your crystals in person. That way, chances are you will be
attracted to the right crystals for your energy field. Internet should be used only as a last resort, in case you can't or won't go there in person.