Fun Facts About Rose Quartz



Pink rose quartz is a lovely, popular gemstone used for everything from feng shui to fine jewelry. But there's more to this gem than meets the eye. Here are some fun quartz facts that you may not know.


  • The precious stone rose quartz, also known as pink quartz, is the January birthstone and the traditional wedding gift for 2nd anniversaries. It is so popular that it was a favorite of the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi and King Ludwig II of Bavaria.


  • According to ancient tradition, Cancer signs benefit from a pearl and rose quartz gem, Virgo from rose quartz and jasper, Pisces from rose quartz, aquamarine, amethyst, and Taurus' magic stones are amethyst and rose quartz.


  • Venus rules Taurus signs, the planet of love, romance, attraction, beauty, and gratitude. Wearing the January birthstone enhances Taurean's Venus qualities so that they can exude love, kindness, and compassion in their lives.


  • Raw rose quartz minerals are found in abundance in many deposits throughout the world. Most rose quartz rocks come from Brazil, South Africa, India, and Madagascar.


  • Rose quartz from brazil is typically the finest gem quality available. Because of its rarity, these superb gemstones are primarily sourced from one location. Rose quartz from brazil is found mainly in a deposit near Galiléia, located near Governador Valadares in the state of Minas Gerais.


  • Other sources for rose quartz minerals include Namibia, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka. In the United States, a deposit near Custer, South Dakota, once produced significant amounts. This small deposit near Custer produced so many rose quartz rocks that rose quartz is still the official state mineral of South Dakota in the United States.


  • The name quartz comes from the Greek "krustallos," meaning ice because quartz is one of the few minerals found in all three forms of crystallization: crystal, cryptocrystalline, and amorphous.


  • Rose quartz crystal has its folklore. Legend has it that the pink stone was brought into existence when Ares, the God of War, attacked Adonis, a God of beauty and desire. While running to save him, Goddess Aphrodite injured herself on a briar bush, their mixed blood collected on a white quartz stone, turning it a beautiful pink color; hence a pink quartz gem formed.


  • What is rose quartz? A pink rose quartz crystal is a translucent, usually turbid, very coarse-grained macrocrystalline variety of the mineral quartz (the most abundant mineral on the planet).


  • The color of rose quartz ranges from a light pale pink to blushing pink to a dark rosy dusky pink colour (which can have reddish hues). The color of rose quartz results from several impurities, including titanium, manganese, and iron.


  • Rose quartz crystals are rarely found in neat crystal form and are far more common in massive form—this crystal habit known as 'massive' crystals forms as one tightly intergrown shapeless mass.


  • Rose quartz is usually light in color, making it an excellent pastel gemstone. Rose quartz's most attractive colour usually occurs in larger quantities, while small quartz specimens with "good" colours are generally rare.


  • Some people believe it is important to shield your rose quartz stone from the sun. The color of rose quartz may turn grey or white under heat. This discoloration typically results from short exposure to extreme temperatures or prolonged exposure to pretty high temperatures.


  • While other people in charging rose quartz in the sun. As the sun is one of the most powerful natural energy sources, it works perfectly for charging rose quartz crystals. However, keep in mind, that charging rose quartz in the sun will fade this lovely pastel gemstone's color.


  • The naming of specific quartz varieties corresponds to their color, i.e., a white quartz stone is white, milky quartz is milky white, smoky quartz is grey, etc.


  • Rose quartz, sometimes called hyaline quartz, comes from the Greek word 'hyal,' which means glass.


  • Natural rose quartz stones are opaque to translucent. The translucent quality of natural rose quartz is due to tiny inclusions. In addition, rose quartz is commonly transparent, so it's usually faceted.


  • More often than not, rose quartz gemstones have a cloudy appearance. Usually, very cloudy rose quartz is shaped into cabochons or rose quartz beads to hide the lack of clarity.


  • The higher the number on the Mohs Scale of Hardness scale, the harder the mineral is. Rose quartz crystals rate a solid seven on this scale. In comparison, glass rates only a five out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which is very fragile.


  • Hence, a rose quartz rock can cut glass but not other quartz stones. Even though a rose quartz rock is pretty tough, it can still get scratched by harder stones (stones that rank higher on the Mohs Scale) like diamonds and topaz. For this reason, it is best to store your rose quartz jewellery in a fabric-lined jewelry box in its own separate compartment, where damage can not occur. Scratches occur when gemstones with varying hardnesses are scattered throughout your jewelry box and allowed to rub up against each other.


  • Although rose quartz gems are usually too cloudy for use as a cut gemstone, a few exceptional pieces are found with enough clarity and color to make fine gems. These transparent gems are usually faceted, and most raw rose quartz gemstones become cabochons where the clarity is not as important as the color.


  • A polished rose quartz stone frequently exhibits a chatoyancy (cat's eye) effect and an asterism (6-pointed star) caused by microscopic titanium crystals.


  • Star rose quartz contains microscopic rutile crystals oriented at right angles to the c-axis of the rose quartz in three directions, each 120 degrees apart. A star effect is visible in star rose quartz when viewed at a specific angle with a light source.


  • Many fake rose quartz stones exist in the market. One way to verify real from fake rose quartz is by checking the pink stone for cracks where the pink color is darker. These painted-on cracks indicate that the stone is artificially dyed and thus faux.


  • Rose quartz is the most important crystal for matters relating to the heart. Genuine rose quartz is often called the "Love Stone." The energetic hallmark of the "love stone" is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra.


  • Real rose quartz is associated with the fourth chakra, otherwise known as the heart chakra. Thus, real rose quartz embodies gentle and harmonious energy, assisting the wearer in becoming loving and living life from the heart.


  • Rose quartz healing properties center around love of all kinds (family love, platonic love, unconditional love, romantic love, self-love, etc.). It has high energy and vibrates love in all its forms.


  • According to feng shui, using rose quartz benefits are numerous. For example, feng shui practitioners believe that placing a pair of heart-shaped rose quartz in your personal Nien Yen (Love & Romance) direction enhances your love luck. Feng shui practitioners believe that the heart-shaped rose quartz form makes it vibrate love.


  • Often, rose quartz is known as the mothering crystal. When pregnant, mothers can place a genuine rose quartz stone on the stomach to create a bond between themselves and their unborn children.


  • In addition to promoting gentle self-love, self-esteem, and compassion, other rose quartz healing properties include a calming effect that can help soften any harsh energy present. There is a sense of notable inner peace when you wear this stone. It removes negative energy from the environment and replaces it with loving and positive vibrations and infinite peace, encouraging new ideas. Using rose quartz helps to increase empathy while also assisting with the acceptance of the needed change.


  • In Australia, bush doctors believe in using the power of rose quartz gems in healing medications.


  • Rose quartz is used in sleep therapy. Placing rose quartz under your pillow is an excellent way to benefit from its unique properties. By placing rose quartz under your pillow, close to you during your sleep, you can be sure to wake up feeling more protected, energized and inspired.


  • Rose quartz is one of the most historic of mankind's gemstones, with evidence of rose quartz beads being used for nearly 10,000 years by ancient empires such as the Assyrian, Egyptian, Roman, and Greek who also made amulets, talismans, seals, and ornamental objects.


  • The rose quartz stone was so popular that explorers discovered rose quartz stone masks in Egyptian and Roman tombs. Egyptians believed these stone masks used the power of rose quartz to clear the complexion and prevent aging and remove wrinkles. The modern-day version of this beauty routine is a rose quartz face roller.


  • Thanks to the feng shui, which has the biggest collections of rose quartz objects. Wearable rose quartz jewellery is quite popular, and you will find necklaces, bangles, bracelets, and earrings in a range of trendy styles.


In conclusion, rose quartz is a fantastic crystal with a long lore history, interesting facts, and various properties that benefit its wearers. So if you're looking for a stone that will help you open your heart, rose quartz is a perfect choice!