The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “Quarz” and its ancestor “twarc”, which probably originated in slavic, Czech tvrdý (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”), Serbian and Croatian tvrd (“hard”).
Rose Quartz colors range from very pale pink through to deep pink, and all have that wonderful loving vibration. Deposits have been found in Brasil but also in Madagascar, India and Japan. It could be found as well as in South Africa and South Dakota in the USA.
The relative abundance of Rose Quartz, and its frequent lack of full transparency, diminish its importance as a pink gemstone in relation to other pink gemstones such as and Topaz and Tourmaline.
The color of this crystal is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the massive material. Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in this crystal is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading. Rose quartz stones were at one time known as Bohemian or Silesian rubies. (Silesia – a region of Central Europe mostly in Poland with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany). During this time people discovered that the pink quartz would fade when left in direct light. They believed the rose quartz color would only be restored when the pink quartz stone was put in a damp place.
The rose quartz is known as the “love stone” as its message is the strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing.
Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed rose quartz rocks had strong magical powers. They used the pink quartz as powerful talismans. Egyptians thought that one of the rose quartz benefits was the ability to slow down the aging process. They used to carve rose quartz rocks into facial masks. Rose quartz was used as a seal by the Romans to indicate ownership.
This stone will resonate out its love energy into its surroundings to help all those who are nearby, such as your nearest and dearest. It is supposed to bring calming properties and helps develop strong friendship. Rose Quartz restores trust and harmony in relationships and purifies the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. It helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.