Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Brazil

Mineral Species: Quartz

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Pale to dark rose pink

Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline, rarely as individual crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Taurus and Libra

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named for its rose pink colour.

Additional Information

Usually available in rough chunks or polished pieces, as it rarely forms defined crystals. The colouration is due to the presence of titanium, and polished rose quartz often displays a chatoyancy (cat’s eye) effect, or asterism (6-pointed star), created by included microscopic titanium crystals.

Rose Quartz aligns with the Heart Chakra, governing the emotions, especially love, and is known as the “love stone”. It can be used to nurture, attract love, promote self-acceptance or, on a more spiritual level, love of whatever you hold sacred or Divine. It is extremely supportive for the broken-hearted or recently bereaved, as well as strengthening the bond between mother and newborn.

In addition, this wonderful crystal has a deadening effect on energy vortices caused by underground water, and can dampen electromagnetic stress, so it is beneficial to keep some near your computer monitor or television.

Carry or wear it, particularly near the heart and keep some by your bed.