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Rose Quartz Crystal Meanings

sheila of satin crystals holding a rose quartz pyramid When you are ready to surround yourself in a halo of love, Rose Quartz will cast its romantic spell. This pretty-in-pink crystal has the power to heal your tears, your heart, and your self-doubts.

Let's learn all about Rose Quartz crystal meanings, from its geological facts to its crystal healing properties.  

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Can you benefit from Rose Quartz gemstones?

If you can answer yes to at least one of these statements, Rose Quartz crystals can enhance your life:

  • You are seeking the ultimate stone of love

  • You want to appreciate the beauty around you

  • You are ready to balance your Heart chakra

  • You desire soul mates in your life

  • You are ready to let go of debilitating trauma 

  • You are creating a space filled with tranquility

  • You love the color pink

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What is Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz is a translucent form of Quartz crystal that varies from pale pink to deep pink. It is a common stone found all over the world and prized for its attractive color. 

 

What does Rose Quartz do spiritually?

Rose Quartz is spiritually tuned to healing the hurt in the world. This includes the pain in your heart and the pain felt around the world. It is a stone of unconditional love. 

Rose Quartz is good for: 

  • Strengthening your relationships

  • Attracting positive friendships

  • Encouraging self-love

  • Comforting you through times of grief

  • Helping you see the beauty in all things

sheila of satin crystals holding two pink rose quartz hearts

How do you use Rose Quartz crystals for Love?

Just having Rose Quartz crystals in your home or aura helps soothe the vibrations. Whether you are using the stone for healing or decoration, this popular crystal is a beauty to behold.

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your Rose Quartz journey into love:

  • Place a Rose Quartz crystal over your Heart chakra to give and receive love energies better.

  • Gift a Rose Quartz heart crystal to a beloved friend to strengthen your bonds. 

  • Place Rose Quartz stones in the love corner of your room according to the Feng Shui Bagua map for your space. 

  • Meditate with Rose Quartz eggs to enhance self-love.

     

  • Use Rose Quartz massage wands to relieve tension and anxiety from your body and replace them with positive vibrations. 

  • Place large Rose Quartz boulders in areas of negative vibrations.

  • Display a Rose Quartz sphere in the middle of the room for peace and harmony.

  • Lie with Rose Quartz at the Heart chakra, Sacral chakra, and Solar Plexus chakra for emotional healing.

  • Create a spa-like experience with Rose crystals and rose petals around your bath.

  • Hold Rose Quartz pyramids, one in each hand, while you do love manifestations. 

     

  • Wear Rose Quartz jewelry to add elegance and romance to your style.

  • Program your Rose Quartz figurines to act as your artistic muse in music, arts, theater, etc. 

Where do you put Rose Quartz in a bedroom?

It is popular to place Rose Quartz in the bedroom because it symbolizes healthy love and relationships. Here are some ideas of where to place your Rose Quartz in your bedroom: 

  • Place a matching Rose Quartz crystal on each nightstand

  • Place Rose Quartz in the Love Corner of your room according to Feng Shui

  • Grid the corners of your rooms with Rose Quartz to create a love bubble

  • Place Rose Quartz under your pillow for sweet dreams

  • Place large Rose Quartz crystals against a neighboring wall to reduce noise pollution

  • Place a Rose Quartz sphere under the center of your bed and four Rose Quartz crystals at the corners of your bed to create a love nest 

 

Does Rose Quartz protect you?

While Rose Quartz is not your traditional protection stone-like Obsidian or Tourmaline, it is a great crystal to protect you from people with low energy.

Rose Quartz is all about love and increasing your vibrations. Rose Quartz keeps you in a place of peace, so it repels people who just want to bring you down. It is a great stone to grid your home, to wear, and to gift.

If you believe that love conquers all, then Rose Quartz is your chosen protector. 

side profile of a pink rose quartz skull

What does Rose Quartz attract?

While Rose Quartz protects you from low vibrations, it attracts loving energy to your aura. Rose Quartz attracts positive, supportive, nurturing people and circumstances into your life. The best way to activate Rose Quartz for this purpose is to program it for the love you seek and actively use the crystal in your healing practice. 

What chakra is Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the Heart chakra. The Heart chakra vibrates with the colors pink and green. Rose Quartz is the most popular pink crystal to open and balance the Heart chakra so you better give and receive love energy. 

To learn more about crystals and your chakras, visit the Chakra Guide

sheila of satin crystals holding a raw rose quartz crystal

What makes Rose Quartz pink?

There is a debate as to how Rose Quartz gets its pink color. For many years it was thought to be colored by inclusions of Titanium, Manganese, and Iron. In recent studies, Rose Quartz is thought to be colored by pink Dumortierite, or a very similar mineral which they dub Dididumortierite. 

The color of Dididumortierite is stable until it reaches temperatures over 575° Celsius. 

What is Pink Quartz?

While Rose Quartz is a pink form of Quartz, there is a different crystal that is specifically called Pink Quartz.

Pink Quartz gets its color from aluminum and phosphorus, it quickly fades in sunlight, and is extremely rare. It was first discovered in 1959 in Brazil. It is exclusively sold to collectors and t is not carved or used in jewelry like Rose Quartz. 

hands holding up a dark pink and a light pink rose quartz sphere to show natural pinks vary

Why is my Rose Quartz white?

Sometimes your Rose Quartz may look white, but it is a very pale pink. If it is truly white, then you have Snow Quartz on your hands. 

If your Rose Quartz started pink and turned white, it may have faded in the sunlight. You may also have Pink Quartz rather than Rose Quartz in your possession as Pink Quartz is much more prone to fading. 

The metaphysical definition of your crystals changing colors is that it is has exhausted its healing energy. If your emotional heart-healing took a toll on your Rose Quartz, it may have drained the crystal of its color. Don't fear, after giving it a rest, you can reprogram it and use it as a colorless Quartz crystal. Immediately replace your Rose Quartz with a fresh piece!

hands holding a quartz cluster and a rose quartz raw stone

Does Rose Quartz form crystals?

Rose quartz never forms crystal points as Quartz does. It forms in a massive chunk. If you do find a pink stone forming a crystal shape, it is called Pink Quartz.

Where is Rose Quartz found?

Like Quartz, Rose Quartz is an abundant stone found all over the world. Popular mining locations are in Madagascar, Namibia, the USA, Brazil, India, and South Africa. 

How does Rose Quartz form?

Rose Quartz forms in very high temperatures in pegmatites (an igneous rock formed underground with interlocking crystals) and hydrothermal veins (think mineral-rich veins of boiling water).

How can you tell if Rose Quartz is real?

Lucky for us, it is usually not worth it to create synthetic Rose Quartz because the real stuff is so abundant. However, sometimes pink glass can be sold as Rose Quartz.

Here are a few key points to note when shopping for real Rose Quartz. 

  • Real Rose Quartz will have some inclusions and cloudiness.

  • Real Rose Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness so it will not be scratched by the glass, but glass will be scratched by Rose Quartz. A steel knife will not scratch Rose Quartz but it will scratch the glass. 

  • Glass may show bubbles from the glass blowing process that Rose Quartz will not.

Always buy from a trusted vendor who knows what they are talking about! And, if they don't have an answer, they will say so outright. 

I once had a client who wanted her "Rose Quartz" bracelet restrung and when I cut it apart, the beads were white! It was the pink cord that was making the white Quartz look like Rose Quartz. 

hand holding up a bottle of acetone and a jar of pink rose quartz beads

How do you know if Rose Quartz is dyed?

While there is not much incentive to create synthetic Rose Quartz, there is a motivation for vendors to sell dyed Rose Quartz. A lot of natural Rose Quartz is a very pale pink, so the dye enhances the attraction of the stones. 

Here are ways to tell if your Rose Quartz is dyed: 

  • Soak it in acetone (nail polish remover) and see if the liquid turns pink

  • Take note of the veins, holes, and cracks on the stone to see if there is any pooling of pink dye

We did a test on a strand of beads from a vendor we had not purchased Rose Quartz before. They had it listed as natural, which means untreated. However, upon arrival, I noticed suspicious pools of pink in the cracks of the beads. I tested it in acetone and the liquid turned bright pink. The vendor claimed this was natural, but obviously, we will not be buying "natural" Rose Quartz from them again. 

There is nothing wrong with dyed Rose Quartz if you know it's dyed. At Satin Crystals we always state the treatment of your stones to the best of our knowledge. 

rose quartz beads in a jar showing pink dye seeping into acetone

Mineral Facts of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a Silicon Dioxide stone. It is a common form of pink Quartz that ranges from hazy to translucent and grows only in massive formations.

Mohs Scale of Hardness: 7

Surface Color: Pink

Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): Colorless

Group: Silicates

Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): None

Fracture: Conchoidal (clam-like, the way glass breaks)

Luster: Vitreous (glass-like) to Greasy

Tenacity: Very Brittle (little resistance to breakage)

Transparency: Translucent (allows light through the crystal but not fully transparent)

Crystal System: Trigonal (prism with 6 sides and 6 edges meeting at a sharp point).

Crystal Habit: Massive (lump)

Specific Gravity: 2.6 to 2.7

What causes the star in Rose Quartz?

The star in Rose Quartz is caused by fibrous threads of rutile minerals. These special Star Rose Quartz crystals show a phenomenon called asterism. 

Star Rose Quartz is stunning because when you shine a flashlight or bright sunlight across the surface at the correct angle, you will see dancing asterism lines. To admire the star asterism in action, watch our Star Rose Quartz Video.

 

Lisa's Personal Experience with Rose Quartz

As a kid, I hated the color pink or anything that was "girly". Although I'm still far from the most feminine of women, pink gradually came to be my favorite color at some point in my twenties. Yet, at that time I was still not very attracted to or interested in Rose Quartz. I thought it a little bit dull. But just like my love for pink went from zero to bloom, so did my love for Rose Quartz.

What roped me into the world of lovely Rose Quartz was the discovery of Star Madagascar Rose. After seeing dancing asterisms and flashes on this extra special variation, I had a change of heart. Now, whenever I think of Rose Quartz or pick something out, I'm all about the star. Wondering what the heck I'm talking about? Check out this video.

sheila of satin crystals holding two rose quartz pyramids in her palms

Sheila's Personal Experience with Rose Quartz

When working on the Heart chakra, I have always preferred stronger stones like Malachite and Aventurine. However, I have had many friends and clients swear by Rose Quartz. 

One friend I know bought herself a few Rose Quartz bracelets when she heard it was a stone of love. She just wanted to get back in the dating game. In the end, she called to tell me that she had too many dates! She dialed back on the love stone but was grateful for the crystal's energy. 

 

How do you cleanse Rose Quartz?

To energetically cleanse your Rose Quartz, you can choose any of the popular methods because it is a stone that can withstand a soak in water. Because of its strong association with the Earth Element, Rose Quartz loves to be charged up in earthy elements like soil, sand, brown rice, etc. 

Keep it away from crystals that are harder than a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness to avoid scratching. 

To learn more about metaphysical crystal cleansing and charging, watch the video at Crystal Care

hands holding up a pale pink and a dark pink rose quartz sphere

Can you leave Rose Quartz in the sun?

If left in the sun, Rose Quartz can fade. This will not happen to all Rose Quartz, but if you are unsure and you want to preserve the pink shade of your particular crystal, keep it away from direct sunlight. Indirect sunlight is okay. 

Magical Incantation of Rose Quartz

This is a message from Rose Quartz stone from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":

"I embody the essence of authentic love. By opening your heart chakra to encourage complete self-acceptance, I help soothe wounds of sadness and distrust with enveloping feelings of unconditional love that allow forgiveness to occur. I remind you that all feel joy and sorrow when they're in human form and that emotions are a gift. Operating with me promotes both this regard for yourself and inclusive tolerance."

What does Rose Quartz mean in divination?

Drawing Rose Quartz in a gemstone divination session means: It's time to focus on your Heart chakra and opening up to love which you have shied away from.

Use Rose Quartz crystals to see the beauty in your situation. When you shine a pink light on a tough dilemma, you will see the solution through rose-colored glasses. It reminds you that there are no mistakes in life; whatever you decide, there will be a bright side. 

rose quartz heart in a purple satin crystals gift box

What does it mean when someone gives you Rose Quartz?

When someone gives you Rose Quartz, it is a gift of unconditional love. This crystal is the symbol of eternal devotion, admiration, and joy. 

Who do you love unconditionally? Show them how you feel with a crystallized treasure. 

Rose Quartz is also gifted to those who are going through tough times and need a reminder that there is still beauty in the world.  

Can you wear Rose Quartz every day?

Yes, you can wear Rose Quartz every day. Not only is it a sturdy stone, but it also reminds you to focus on love. Why not create a daily love-shield with your Rose Quartz jewelry? You can find this pink crystal in earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and rings. 

 

Can Rose Quartz be worn by anyone?

Yes, Rose Quartz is a great crystal for anyone to wear. While pink used to be strongly associated with feminine style, we no longer live in a sexist society. It is great to see Rose Quartz worn by men and women. 

In crystal healing, we are blessed with the ability for everyone to wear and benefit from all crystals. So there are no limitations regarding age, sex, zodiac, etc. 

 

What month is Rose Quartz the birthstone?

Rose Quartz is the alternate birthstone for January. It can complement the traditional January birthstone of Garnet. 

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sheila of satin crystals using a rose quartz facial roller on her face

Is Rose Quartz good for your face?

Because of its gentle, soothing vibrations, Rose Quartz is popular to use on the face. It is used for all kinds of beauty regimens.

These days the most popular method of using Rose Quartz crystals in beauty is a facial roller wand. Rose Quartz crystals are especially beneficial for those who can need a physical reminder to let go of tension. 

Rose Quartz face masks have been found in tombs back in Ancient Egypt. It was a popular anti-aging crystal throughout the ages. 

 

Metaphysics of Rose Quartz

Here are some common metaphysical associations of Rose Quartz:

  • Astrological Associations: Libra, Taurus

  • Planetary Associations: Venus

  • Chakras: Heart

  • Archangel: Ariel

  • Vibrational Number: 7

  • Element: Earth

Rose Quartz History and Lore

  • The oldest Rose Quartz beads were found in Mesopotamia in 7000BC

  • Ancient Egyptians used Rose Quartz as an anti-aging stone

  • In Greek mythology, Rose Quartz was created when Aphrodite's and Adonis' blood mixed and fell on a Quartz crystal, staining it pink 

  • Rose Quartz has been used as a popular fertility stone to encourage healthy pregnancies
hand holding up an oval rose quartz cabochon

Shopping for Rose Quartz Stones

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