The ‘Love’ Stone
Rose quartz is a beautiful soft pink stone, it is the stone of the heart and carries a soft femine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It is often referred to as the "love stone" and helps open up the heart to love, and not just in relationships! It helps us open up to all forms of love, self love, family love, platonic love and romantic love.
APPEARANCE AND ORIGINS
Rose Quartz is usually soft in colour, ranging from light pink to medium pink in intensity. Sometimes it can look almost purple or hazy and cloudy in appearance too. It is commonly found as large specimens with no crystal edges and crystallised clusters of this stone are very rare.This crystal is very common and is found in many countries around the world, specifically in igneous locations. Historically, a symbol for love and beauty, rose quartz has been used as a gemstone and as ornamental objects for thousands of years. Ancient Romans used the stone as a seal to signify ownership.It was also known as the crystal of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. In one Greek legend, Aphrodite fought Ares to protect her lover Adonis from dying. Upon leaping forwards, she fell into a sharp briar bush. As her and her lover lay wounded, their blood poured out and stained the white quartz pink. The Egyptians left healing rose quartz masks in the tombs of their Pharaohs so that they would maintain their beauty.
Commonly Associated Astrological Signs: Libra, Taurus
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Iron and/or Titanium
Colour: Light and Dusty to Deep Pink
Rarity/Abundance: Commonly Found
Hardness MOHL: 7 Hardness
Geography: Brazil, India, Madagascar