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By May 20, 2020 Updated May 21, 2020

Rose Quartz Meaning and Healing Powers

Rose Quartz Meaning and Uses
Natural Rose Quartz

Introduction to Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the pastel pink to bright pink gemstone that is spiritually connected most famously with love, peace and harmony. Our ancestors recognized the beauty and power of this gemstone as far back as at least 7000 BC as Rose Quartz beads have been found in the ruins of the Ancient kingdom of Mesopotamia.

Greek mythology is full of tales of love and tragedy and none more so that of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and her mortal lover, Adonis. As they lay in each others’ arms, both bleeding from wounds caused by a jealous former lover, their blood mingled and fell onto some white quartz. This quartz was forever stained pink and symbolized their eternal love.

Another goddess of bygone times was Isis of Ancient Egypt who would caress her face with a tumbled Rose Quartz to keep her skin beautiful and wrinkle-free. To this day Rose Quartz is used in spas around the world in treatments to give skin a healthy natural glow.

Rose Quartz Virtues

  • Universal Love
  • Unconditional Love
  • Peace and Harmony
  • Compassion
  • Curing Heartbreak
  • Attracts Love
  • Releases Anger
  • Self Love

The color of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz Color Range
Rose Quartz Color Range

Rose Quartz ranges in color from very light, almost clear, pastel pink to a deep, occasionally vivid, pink. The color sometimes ranges from light to dark on the same gemstone and can have attractive white swirls.

The larger gemstones are more likely to have a deep pink coloring.

The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is all about love, its nickname is the ‘Love Stone’ after all.

First there is romantic love, this gemstone will encourage you to find the love of your life, to discover more romance in your relationships, and to enjoy the time you spend with loved ones.

Then there is self love. How can you expect to be loved by another if you do not learn to love (and forgive) yourself?

Thirdly, there is passion. Romance and sexuality is very important to our emotions and to the health of our relationships - Rose Quartz is the perfect crystal to boost these feelings.

If you are suffering from a broken heart, Rose Quartz will be the best friend who helps you recover. Allowing you to heal, forgive and learn to love all over again and this time with the person who is right for you.

Other emotional benefits of Rose Quartz include stress and anxiety relief, tolerance and compassion, forgiveness of others and suppression of jealousy and insecurity.

The Physical Benefits of Rose Quartz

Physically Rose Quartz has a number of benefits. We all know what a silent killer stress can be so any kind of relief can be hugely beneficial in staving off heart disease, headaches, depression, stomach problems and other ailments brought on by stress.

Physical Bnefits of Gemstones

Rose Quartz is also useful in treating blood circulation, menstrual pains, thrombosis, heart attacks and, of course, any skin problems, including acne, wrinkles and scarring.

Mothers-to-be and new-mums have a strong affinity with Rose Quartz – is there a stronger love than that between mother and child – so it is a great gemstone to use during pregnancy. It can increase the health of mother and baby, ease labor pains, increase milk production and prevent post natal depression.

Rose Quartz and the Chakras

Chakra meditation

Even though it is not green there is no prize for guessing that Rose Quartz has most influence over the Heart Chakra!

The Chakras, according to the Ancient Hindu philosophy, are seven points located around the body which can affect physical and emotional well being. Each Chakra point has an associated color and more often than not the color of a gemstone will connect it to the similar color Chakra point – Amethyst for Crown Chakra, Citrine for Sacral Chakra and so on.

In the case of Rose Quartz, despite its pink color, it has always been linked to the Heart Chakra. If you have found yourself thinking about past relationships, unable to trust anyone, lacking confidence when meeting people or struggling with commitment then you may have a blocked Heart Chakra.

Can Rose Quartz unblock Chakras?

Rose Quartz can unblock or re-align your Heart Chakra allowing you to open your heart to new relationships, friendships and let go of the past.

If you place a Rose Quartz gemstone over your heart then lie down in a relaxing spot, it can quickly unblock or realign the Heart Chakra.

Is Rose Quartz a Birthstone?

Rose Quartz is an alternative traditional birthstone for January and sometimes October.

Rose Quartz and the Zodiac

Rose Quartz is linked to Scorpio, Libra, Taurus, and Cancer zodiac signs.

12 Signs of the Zodiac

How to recharge and cleanse Rose Quartz

Most gemstones, especially the quartzes, only need a simple cleanse and recharge under running water. Ideally natural fresh water such as a stream, spring or waterfall but clean water from the tap or faucet would do.

If your Rose Quartz has been doing a lot of work you might want to give it a bit of a boost with a smoke smudge. Light some incense or, even better, dried sage leaves, and let the smoke drift over your Rose Quartz which will energize your gemstone. (Take the usual precautions when lighting objects).

A night out under a full moon is also a great way to recharge a Rose Quartz.

Where to place Rose Quartz

As the well known ‘love gemstone’, Rose Quartz is ideally placed in the bedroom, either next to the bed or even under the mattress. Putting Rose Quartz in the South West corner of your home will lead to a loving and affectionate relationship with everyone in the house.

Placing a Rose Quartz gemstone by the front door will invite harmony and serenity into your home and life.

Putting Rose Quartz in the water vase with your flowers will keep them fresher for longer.

A Rose Quartz in your office or on your desk will create a congenial and innovative work space where you and your colleagues will feel comfortable and keen to endeavor.

How to use Rose Quartz

The simplest way to use Rose Quartz is as an item of jewelry. Most affective would be a necklace, pendant or brooch over the heart. Alternatively, just putting a gemstone in your pocket or purse means it will always be handy as a touchstone for reassurance throughout the day.

Rose Quartz can be placed around the house to influence harmony or romance, in the office to create a balanced work space, in your lap or on the mat beside you when doing meditation or yoga, made into an elixir or used to unblock your Heart Chakra.

Rose Quartz and Wealth

Rose Quartz has a reputation for attracting love but it can also attract money, too. Not only is it a lucky stone in itself but it increases your intuition and imagination which will help you make the right decisions which in turn will lead to financial success.

If you are negotiating a deal, buying something of high value, interviewing for a job or even buying a house, take Rose Crystal with you for support.

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Rose Quartz Price

How much does it cost?

Rose Quartz Price List

Type Size range Price / USD


Free Size

avg. $5/ct


Free Size

avg. $1.5/ct

Star Cabochon

Free Size

avg. $2/ct

Can I use Rose Quartz for Meditation?

Rose Quartz is an ideal meditation gemstone. Its calming and peaceful yet powerful vibration will surround you with love and joy and fill you with serenity. Place a Rose Quartz in your hand or lap or next to you on the floor and combine it with your favorite mantra for a very pleasurable and fulfilling meditation experience.

Can I wear or carry Rose Quartz every day?

Rose Quartz is a very popular and attractive gemstone which can be found in almost every crystal lover’s collection and on the displays of every store selling spiritual gemstones. Who does not not want more love, peace and harmony in their lives?

As a general rule it is completely safe to wear or carry Rose Quartz everyday however we are all different and we can all react differently to this fairly powerful crystal. It does open your heart and your emotions and sometimes this can be painful and you might want to put it away for a day or two if you sense your feelings getting away from you.

It is important to regular cleanse and recharge if you do wear this gemstone every day.

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Rose Quartz Goddesses

Rose Quartz, the ‘Love Stone’, is not surprisingly associated with various Goddesses of love throughout ancient history from Astarte, the Phoenecian Goddess of Fertility, Love and War, to the Egyptian Goddess Isis to Aphrodite and Venus the Goddesses of Love from Ancient Greece and Rome.

Can I help my pet with Rose Quartz?

Rose quartz brings feelings of peace and security and will do the same for your pets, a gemstone can be put in your pet's favorite sleeping spot to give them (and you) a good night’s rest.

Some recommend putting a Rose Quartz in the drinking bowl but if you have ever seen my Golden Labrador slurping down his water after a good run around the garden then you might not agree. Make sure the gemstone is too big to be swallowed by your dog!

Rose Quartz Elixir

Rose Quartz makes an excellent elixir, being a quartz, it is completely safe and impervious to water.

Place one or two Rose Quartz gemstones in some fresh spring water (if you can get it) and leave all day in the sun or all night under a full moon. Now you have an elixir. Use it to make tea, put it in the bath water, make a water spritzer to mist your home with love or cool facial treatment.

Remember not all gemstones are safe to mix with water to make elixirs – take care.

Rose Quartz and Dreams

Although it is a calming and soothing gemstone connected with love, Rose Quartz can be quite powerful when it comes to dreams. Placing one under the pillow (or in the pillow case to stop it roaming around the bed) can lead to dreams which will reveal your true soul mate.

Rose Quartz has a reputation for preventing nightmares and helping children to overcome their fear of the dark.

However, it can also bring deep seated emotions to the surface during your dream time which can be upsetting. In the long term this can be very therapeutic but you may want to take a bit of care and give yourself a night or two off every now and then.

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Which gemstones go well with Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz has a great relationship with Amethyst and is especially useful for a night full of sweet dreams.

Chrysocolla is also a good companion particularly good at helping a rocky relationship get back onto a good path.

If you are searching for the perfect partner, Rose Quartz paired with Citrine will get you out of the house to where you are more likely to find new love.

Rose Quartz and Moonstone together make an ideal gift for newlyweds. Traditionally they will increase fertility and everlasting unconditional love.

Is Rose Quartz good for Yoga?

Rose Quartz is an excellent gemstone for relaxed, traditional yoga. As you hold a pose, concentrate on your Rose Quartz and contemplate on what it means and represents to you.

During shavasana or when you relax at the end of a yoga session place a Rose Quartz gemstone above the heart as you breath in and out.

Rose Quartz and the Workplace

A Rose Quartz in the workplace will create a harmonious and creative work space where you and your colleagues will feel relaxed and enthusiastic throughout the day.

Rose Quartz leads to calm and clear headed decisions which will improve work and business in all sorts of ways.

Rose Quartz Pendulums

For all matters of the heart whether it is to accept love, give love or find love, then a Rose Quartz pendulum is the way to go. A Rose Quartz pendulum Q and A session will reveal your true love.

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Rose Quartz and EMF

Electro magnetic fields are produced by all the electronic equipment that fill our lives in modern times – computers, smart phones, wifi, cell phone towers and so on. This EMF pollution can cause a variety of physical and mental ailments and Rose Quartz can help treat them but it is not really a recommended protection against this smog. We would suggest Black Tourmaline or Amazonite instead.

Handy Guide to Rose Quartz

Category Details

Love Stone


Pale Pink




January Alternative


Scorpio / Libra / Taurus / Cancer

Main Virtue

Unconditional Love


Stress relief

Gem Partner

Amethyst / Chrysocolla


Water / Smudge


Aphrodite / Venus

Final thoughts on Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz really is a lovely gemstone. On looks alone this fun pink colored crystal would be worth buying to be part of a display collection or a jewelry design but there is so much more than good looks.

Its powerful spiritual properties are renowned – it is featured in almost all of those top 10 lists – for encouraging love and harmony in all its forms and shows no negative side at all.

Having Rose Quartz in your life will enhance it in every imaginable way – possibilities and potential are endless when love is all around.


Disclaimer GemSelect has been buying and selling gemstones for many years now and in that time we have built up quite a relationship with our customers and suppliers. We are not experts in the meanings and health benefits of gemstones but we have been able to speak with and take advice from people who are.

We are based in Thailand where the belief in spiritual and physical benefits of gemstones, herbs, prayers, pilgrimages, amulets, colors and the stars is common and part of nearly everyone's daily life.

All of our employees have some experience with using gemstones or amulets in order to improve or maintain their physical or emotional health.

The powers of gemstones have been chronicled for 1000s of years and proven time and time again to be effective in improving people lives in many, many ways but we must stress that they are not a replacement for medical treatment.

If you feel unwell or are concerned about your mental health please contact qualified medical help as soon as you can.

In addition we try to research and verify information about the history and efficacy of each gemstone using the internet and various reputable books published by a number of sources.

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