Back to Basics, Rose Quartz, the Love Stone

Back to Basics, Rose Quartz, The Love Stone

What is Rose Quartz?

Rose quartz is known as the Love Stone. Real rose quartz is a microcrystalline member of the quartz family. Scientists still aren’t in agreement as to the exact source of it’s luminous pink glow. Rose quartz is one of the most popular and readily available crystals, and it’s also one of the most misrepresented, often sold in pink bubblegum colors in perfect points, or labeled as rose quartz, when it is actually colored clear quartz, or a separate variety of a more common, or even synthetic, pink quartz. Real crystal and stone has a solid weight to it, and is cold to the touch, no matter the room temperature. Rose quartz has a high degree of piezoelectric abilities, and it you hit two pieces together in the dark, you will see them glow from the inside. (I love this demo from Hibiscus Moon!

Artifacts of rose quartz, shaped into beads, have been found that dated back at least 7000 B.C.

In it’s natural state, rose quartz grows in tight veins, and is rarely naturally terminated. It is found all over the world, although some of the most highly valued specimens are found in Brazil. It is opaque, rather than transparent, and it’s colors range from an almost white to a deep lilac. Real rose quartz is not cotton candy pink, but it can make you feel that sweet. This pale rose to light lilac type of quartz is all about the energy of love. Contrary to popular belief, Rose quart will not make people fall in love with you.

We attract what we project, not what we are lacking.

It’s action encourages us to love ourselves, and thereby attract equal energy to what we are broadcasting from within.

The nature of it’s effects are said to help restore trust and harmony in all different kinds of relationships while improving their close connections. It’s also claimed to help provide comfort and calm during times of grief, or melancholy reflection.

Rose quartz exudes a soothing influence. It softens our existence and makes negative energies less intense. It does have a sympathetic nature and when it is in tune with its owners emotions, it can help diffuse negative energy and uncomfortable memories and traumas. One of it’s attributes is connecting to and healing the inner child, by releasing old hurts and disappointments.


On the physical, level rose quartz is often used for circulation and heart issues, mildly relieving pain, helping children calm down, helping you sleep and getting in tune with positive energies that we need for fulfilling our personal expression of perfect health. It can quell anxiety and nervousness, bringing a mental and emotional sigh of ease and comfort. I myself, unconsciously hold my breath when I’m anxious, rose quartz reminds us to exhale. It also helps us to see that sometimes, the negative, needy baby in the room, is Us. Lol.

Rose quartz partners well with moonstone, white agate, amethyst, selenite, and moldavite. It does not make a good snack..

It may aid us in discovering the ability to love ourselves, as well as others and opens our heart to compassion. It is also valuable in helping us to forgive ourselves and process through self-acceptance as the road to tolerance for those who we perceive as unlovable. As we activate our heart chakra, which is represented by both pink and green colors, we are able to receive, as well as give love.

I love me!!!

Rose quartz can help us find acceptance, and restore faith.

On the physical, level rose quartz is often used for circulation and heart issues, mildly relieving pain, helping children calm down, hormonal balance, helping you sleep, aiding in fertility and joyful pregnancy, and getting in tune with positive energies that we need for fulfilling our expression of perfect health. Often, what we project to the outside world is what we attract to ourselves, so the self-love aspect is extremely important. If we don’t love and respect ourselves, we don’t have very much to give other people and we generally attract what we are projecting, not what we are desiring. When you love yourself you will attract similar energies that will be drawn to the beautiful pink light in your aura.

Rose quartz is best worn over the heart chakra, and partners well with moonstone, amethyst, selenite, white agate, rhodenite, moldavite, aquamarine, emerald, kunzite, morganite, and clear quartz.

I sell rose quartz, among other things, at my shop, in bracelets, necklace, or stylishly healing combinations. Here are just a few: check out all of my designs, or e mail me for more choices.

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