Rose Quartz: A Comprehensive Guide

Published October 28th, 2021 by Chris Riley
Fact Checked by
Erik Rivera

What is Rose Quartz? | Physical Properties | Metaphysical Properties | Suggested Benefits | How to Use

Rose quartz is a pink crystal and is the stone of universal love. It has many different uses and can be used to attract love, raise self-esteem, reduce stress levels, promote emotional healing from past wounds, promote compassion and empathy toward others, and much more. This article will discuss rose quartz in detail, including its physical properties, such as color, metaphysical properties, including various healing benefits, how to use rose quartz, and whether or not you should try rose quartz.

What is rose quartz?

Rose quartz crystal is the rose-colored variety of the mineral quartz. It has a beautiful pink stone color and can range in clarity from translucent to opaque with different shades of pink. Rose quartz is generally found in metamorphic rock, which means it changes form due to heat, pressure, or chemical reactions. The pink color of rose quartz is due to small amounts of titanium, iron oxide, or manganese. This pink quartz can vary in size from one location to another and it can take a very long time for rose quartz to form. It is estimated that rose quartz requires about 100 million years to be formed due to the necessary sedimentation of titanium, aluminum, iron, and silicon-based compounds in order to create rose quartz.

What are the physical properties of rose quartz?

The hardness score for rose quartz is usually between seven and eight on Mohs scale with ten being the highest. This makes rose quartz a relatively soft mineral, although it can be brittle if you have an extremely pure stone with no impurities. This form of quartz is also very dense, which means it will sink in water and cannot be easily damaged by pressure or blows.

Rose quartz is a type of crystalline quartz, sepcifically macrocrystalline quartz, which means that the rose quartz will have visible crystals, but these are too small to be seen easily with bare eyes. Rose Quartz has a vitreous luster, which means it looks like glass, and no cleavage planes, which are planes that rocks typically crack on, due to its crystalline structure which is a characteristic of quartz.

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What are the metaphysical properties of rose quartz?

Rose quartz has many suggested healing benefits in alternative and holistic medicine circles that could make it worth using on a regular basis. It's associated with love not only because of its rose-colored hue but because rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra. The associations between rose quartz and love make it great for bringing in new relationships, staying connected to existing ones, or even attracting a soulmate.

What are the suggested benefits of rose quartz?

Physical

Believers in the healing properties of rose quartz will often tout its physical benefits for your body and these include:

  • aids with skin problems
  • helps with healing
  • promotes brain activity

Some people also claim it helps with blood circulation too.

Emotional

The physical properties are not the only quartz benefits according to those who use rose quartz as there are supposedly significant emotional healing properties too. These include:

  • helping heal relationships
  • create feelings of oneness or understanding with others
  • promote sympathy for others

These are some of the most common claims although others note that rose quartz promotes feelings of calm and self-love too. Self-love meaning rose quartz may help you feel better about yourself and more confident.

Please note that none of the above claims are backed by science. Rose quartz should never replace your primary treatments or therapies and should only be used as complementary treatments. Always consult your healthcare professional before starting new treatments.

Healing Crystal Guide

Are any of the benefits of rose quartz backed by science?

No. There are currently no scientific studies that prove rose quartz has any specific health or emotional benefits. Scientists have not found any evidence that rose quartz can produce any of the healing powers or metaphysical results that are claimed by wellness and alternative medicine practitioners. 

How do you use rose quartz?

There are many different ways you can use rose quartz. Here's a list of some of the common ways people utilize rose quartz. They include:

  • Placing rose quartz by your bedside table to attract love during sleep
  • Keeping rose quartz in your wallet or purse while trying to manifest money and success
  • Using rose quartz for a rose quartz meditation for a calming effect
  • Placing rose quartz next to a plant or tree as an extra boost of energy for it
  • Wear rose quartz on your body, usually as rose quartz necklace worn especially near the heart area to promote the love of yourself and others
  • Rubbing rose quartz on the skin may help reduce scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation problems like reducing blushing from trauma or surgery

A rose quartz meditation is simple and can be done anywhere. Just pick up a rose quartz, sit down comfortably and close your eyes. Breath deeply in through the nose and out through either your mouth or nose depending on which feels more natural for you. Repeat this breath pattern until it becomes second nature to you. Continue breathing deeply. Once you have found this rhythm, start to breathe in rose quartz energy and breathe out all negative feelings or emotions that rose quartz has helped you identify within yourself.

Should I use rose quartz?

That depends on you. Practitioners who use rose quartz claim the benefits are best experienced when used in conjunction with other holistic remedies such as meditation, healthy eating habits, and exercise for example. Please note though rose quartz is a crystal and not a treatment or therapy, rose quartz should never replace your primary treatments or therapies. Always consult a doctor or healthcare professional before starting rose quartz.

Summary

Rose quartz stones is one of the more popular crystals or stones that people believe can promote healing and wellness.The metaphysical effects have been claimed but not proven by science as rose quartz is said to promote feelings such as oneness, calmness, and self-love for example.

Rose quartz crystals are very special and they can be used for almost anything you choose to use them for, including wearing rose quartz on the body or rubbing rose quartz onto skin may help reduce scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation problems like reducing blushing from trauma or surgery. It's up to you to choose to us a rose quartz stone or not.

Rose quartz can be used in rose quartz meditation where you just pick up rose quartz, sit down comfortably, and close your eyes. By breathing deeply in through the nose and out either through your mouth or nose you continue to breathe deeply until your mind is clear and you enter a state of relaxation. You then are supposed to use the positive energy from the rose quartz to help expel any negative energy.

Please note rose quartz is a crystal and should never replace your primary treatments or therapies. Always consult a doctor before starting rose quartz as rose quartz crystals are said to promote feelings such as oneness, calmness, and self-love for example but none of these claims have been proven scientifically. Please feel free to consult with your doctor or medical practitioner before starting rose quartz.

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healthline.com

crystalvaults.com

gia.edu

pubs.geoscienceworld.org

malikahkelly.com

charmsoflight.com

mycrystals.com

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