The Heart Stone :: Meanings of Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is a type of quartz which is a pink translucent color to opaque. It is usually mined in chunks of deposits and is rare to find in a true crystal formation. (The rose quartz crystal pendants so prevalent on the market are carved, not naturally formed.)
When you buy rose quartz jewelry, it is essential to know who and trust who you're buying from. Most rose quartz beads on the market are dyed. And sometimes beads sold as rose quartz are actually clear quartz that has been dyed pink.
The universal meaning of rose quartz is as a stone of love. This meaning of rose quartz includes love of the self (and self-forgiveness) as well as love of others. People have used rose quartz to bring forgiveness to a relationship and to replace love that might be lost in life.
Rose quartz symbolizes the ability to open one's heart to love, the gentle aspect of love as opposed to the passionate.
Another meaning of rose quartz is to promote healing to the wearer. It provides gentle energy for mental and emotional balance.
With so many intriguing stones on the market, rose quartz jewelry goes through periods of being under-appreciated. This is unfortunate, as rose quartz is a wonderful stone to experience. I don't think there's anyone on the planet who couldn't benefit from it's gently loving energy.