A-Z of Crystals

Quartz - Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Meaning of Rose Quartz  

The Love Stone strokes the heart into forgiveness and compassion by helping you to let go of stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear, and jealousy. Eases sexual and emotional imbalance. Learn how to love yourself with this stone.
Magical Use -Balance emotions, self-esteem, self-confidence, compassion, peace, patience, forgiveness, enhance capacity to love others and your self.
Healing Use - Spleen, kidneys, circulatory system, increases fertility, promotes the release of impurities, genitals, skin, depression and weight lose.

Rose Quartz Physical Properties 

Rose quartz is a microcrystalline variety of the mineral Quartz (SiO2). Rose quartz is opaque to translucent microcrystalline quartz of pink to rose-red colour. It normally occurs in the cores of large pegmatites as solid masses of rose coloured quartz whose individual crystals have poorly formed boundaries. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile crystals which are oriented at right angles to the c-axis of the rose quartz in three directions, each 120 degrees apart. When viewed at a specific angle with a source of light a star-effect is visible. This is known as asterism. Transparent material is uncommon; it is usually cracked, partly because it is so brittle. Group OXIDES, Composition SiO2, Hardness 7.0, Crystal structure TRIGONAL.