Rose quartz is a pink quartz and one of the most well known crystals of the crystal kingdom. As its feminine pink hues may suggest, it is the stone of unconditional love. It aids in attracting and keeping love, but also bringing all aspects of love into your life. Its gentle energy reminds us to be kind to ourselves and promotes feelings of self love and acceptance. The stone inspires compassion and creates harmony in relationships whilst also deepening connections with others. It is a very calming stone and can help you trust in your self worth. Rose quartz also brings joy and sweetness into your life.
It is often used in love spells to welcome new love or romance into your life. It's a good stone to wear or carry with you to protect your heart and attract loving energy all day long.
Rose quartz was used by many ancient civilisations but the first uses were in Rome and Assyria, where it was worn as jewellery and carved into talismans. Egyptians were one of the first civilisations to believe the stone had magical properties and it was said the stone would keep you looking youthful. According to Greek mythology, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, accidentally cut her self while trying to save her love, Adonis. Her blood then stained a quartz, creating rose quartz.
Rose quartz is a form of quartz which is a mineral made up of silicon dioxide. Rose quartz gets its pink rose-like hue from traces of titanium, iron or manganese found within the quartz. It has a hardness of 7 and can be found all over the world. Most of the Rose Quartz sold today comes from Brazil, South Africa, India and Madagascar.