Known as the stone of unconditional love, rose quartz is your go-to crystal for all matters of the heart. Used not only to encourage romance, it also represents love towards friends and family, and learning to love yourself. So today we’re sharing everything you need to know about January’s pretty pink birthstone, rose quartz!
How and where rose quartz is formed
A common and very popular member of the quartz mineral family, rose quartz is found in large quantities in several locations worldwide, including South Africa, the United States, Brazil, Japan, India and Madagascar. Magmatic pegmatites formed from crystallised magma are the main source of most rose quartz crystals, however they can also be found in hydrothermal veins. The presence of titanium as the crystal forms is responsible for its rosy hue.
Rose quartz throughout history
Although worn as jewellery in ancient Rome and Assyria, the use of rose quartz as a talisman was considered more significant to ancient cultures. A symbol of ownership, it was used as a seal by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to signify that a deal had been done. Egyptians also believed that rose quartz could be used cosmetically to prevent ageing. Medical practitioners in the early ages were known to use rose quartz in their healing potions, believing that the “love stone”, as it was known, would balance the emotions.
Rose quartz meanings, properties and uses
Whether it be romantic love you hope to attract into your life, love and harmony in your relationships with friends and family, or more self-love and acceptance, rose quartz is your go-to crystal for all matters of the heart. Known as the stone of unconditional love, it is said to teach us the true essence of love, and enhance it in every situation.
The most important crystal for opening and energising the heart chakra, rose quartz is also thought to help you release any self-limiting beliefs or emotions that may blocking your ability to manifest love in your life. Wear it close to your heart to feel its loving energy.
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