Rose quartz, with its gentle and hazy pink hues, is a variety of the mineral quartz. It’s very popular for use in jewelry-making and you’ll often see it cut into cabochons and beads or just as loose tumbled stones. Rose quartz is found mainly in Brazil but also in the United States and other parts of the world. It’s a readily available, very affordable and popular gem.
With that said, rose quartz doesn’t hold the same monetary value and general appeal as other pink gemstones because of its hazy tones, many flaws and the fact that it’s easy to get hold of. But it is undoubtedly a pretty gem in its own right and many gemstone fans like to have rose quartz within their collection for other reasons…
Rose quartz – a stone of love
Rose quartz is known as the “Love Stone” or the stone of the heart. It’s believed that rose quartz can open a person’s heart and allow them to find love, to love themselves or heal from a painful or broken down relationship.
This fair gemstone is said to exude tranquillity, restoring trust and inner harmony to those that possess it. Rose quartz is also an energizing gemstone, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. It’s said that rose quartz can generate feelings of happiness and sensuality as well as love.
Rose quartz is used by healers because of its emotional healing powers and also in Feng Shui as a love cure. Within the family unit, it’s believed that rose quartz can alleviate agitation, ease pregnancy and childbirth and a few carefully placed tumbled stones can even help little ones sleep at night too.
The history and legend of rose quartz
The legendary healing and love powers of the rose quartz go back thousands of years, perhaps even as early as 600 B.C. This gemstone played a part in ancient Tibetan and Chinese cultures and appeared in various Greek legends and myths involving Adonis and Cupid, the god of love and desire.
Rose quartz was said to have been used by Isis in an Egyptian legend, to help her maintain her youth and beauty. Indeed, rose quartz facial masks were reported to have been found in tombs in ancient Egypt, so it’s quite possible that the ancient Egyptians used this gem as some form of beauty treatment.
A stone for every type of love
Even though the rose quartz isn’t an expensive or rare gem, it’s still very much sought after for its great emotional healing and nurturing powers. The Love Stone is apparently able to heal and promote every type of love, whether that’s platonic, romantic, self-love or simply unconditional love. That makes this gem pretty special!
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