Appearance: usually translucent, may be transparent, all sizes, sometimes tumbled
Rarity: easily obtained
Source: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Japan, India, Madagascar
Additional Properties: Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart and the heart chakra*, teaching the true essence of love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels, and brings deep inner healing and self-love. It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trauma or crisis. If you want to attract love, look no further than romantic Rose Quartz. Placed by your bed or in the relationship corner of your home, it is so effective in drawing love and relationships toward you that it often needs Amethyst to calm things down. In existing relationships, it will restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love.
Rose Quartz gently draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vies. It strengthens empathy and sensitivity and aids the acceptance of necessary change. It is an excellent stone for mid-life crisis. Holding Rose Quartz enhances positive affirmations. The stone can then remind you of your intention. This beautiful stone promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds. Emotionally, Rose Quartz is the finest healer. Releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache and transmuting emotional condition that no longer serves, it soothes internalized pain and heals deprivation. If you have never received love, Rose Quartz opens your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief. Rose Quartz teaches you how to love yourself, vital if you have thought yourself unlovable. You cannot accept love from others nor love them unless you love yourself. This stone encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, and invokes self-trust and self-worth.
Healing: Rose Quartz strengthens the physical heart and circulatory system and releases impurities from body fluids. Placed on the thymus, Rose Quartz aids chest and lung problems. It heals the kidneys and adrenals and alleviates vertigo. Rose Quartz is said to increase fertility. The stone or elixir soothes burns and blister and smoothes the complexion. It is helpful in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and senile dementia.