A member of the quartz family, this crystal is made up of silicon dioxide. It’s sweet, soft pink hue is the result of both irridation and the many, tiny inclusions of pink fibers, known as dididumortierite, within the glassy stone that keep it from being totally transparent. Rose Quartz has been known as a symbol of love for centuries, with the Greek and Roman myths being noted as the first to reference the stone’s connection to love.
From Mesoamerican cultures who knew Rose Quartz as the ‘love stone’ to the Romans, Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Tibetans and Greeks, ancient cultures in all four corners of the globe knew of the stone’s power. Even in the Middle Ages, it was used in healing potions and was said to balance emotions as well as heal anger and disappointment. Similar to the love it represents, the colour of the stone is stable and does not fade, even when in direct sunlight or heat.
Rose quartz opens up the heart chakra, allowing unconditional love and positive energy to flow through you. One of the most important gemstones for healing, it balances the yin-yang energy, bringing all the chakras into harmony and unity with the heart.