Get to Know the Rose Quartz Crystal
What does Rose Quartz look like?
Rose Quartz is a well-known and desirable member of the quartz family. This crystal is translucent and partially cloudy or hazy depending on its quality. This variety of quartz is baby pink in its typical color. Occasionally the color may be a bit deeper pinkish-purple or almost white. Rose quartz is hexagonal, glasslike, and may have inclusions or fractures that cause rainbows or other ‘speckled’ sections inside. The rating for the hardness of this stone is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale; It is relatively hard.
The rose quartz gets its pink color from tiny amounts of iron, titanium, and manganese within its mineral composition. Quartz is generally found inside of geodes or in the veins of rocks.
What are the healing properties of Rose Quartz?
Occasionally rose quartz can also have a chatoyancy effect in them that will cause a shimmer line or flash that is often known as a ‘star’ as on a sphere it can in fact form a star where these chatoyancy lines cross.
Because of its beautiful color, this pink crystal is often used as a semi-precious gemstone and as decor in both it’s natural and polished formations. In addition, rose quartz is regarded as a calming crystal that promotes warmth and emotional healing.
More about Rose Quartz
Rose quartz naturally embodies feminine energy. In feng shui, this is called yin qi and promotes peace, love, and healing. It is known as the relationship or love crystal, and in feng shui, you can place the crystal in the love and marriage area, heart of the home, or the bedroom to help build relationships.
Localities: Africa, England, Germany, India, Canada, Australia, Madagascar, Scotland, the United States, and Brazil. (the majority of Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar)