Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love.
In 1966, South Dakota has claimed rose quartz as their official state mineral. In 2016, Pantone gave rose quartz the honor of being named “Color of the Year.”
Composed primarily of silicon dioxide molecules that can found across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, India, Sweden, and Germany, the Rose Quartz has been a favorite of many around the world and royalty as well, from Bavarian King Ludwig II to Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi. 💎
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Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging.
In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions. Early cultures of the Americas used quartz amulets. Known as the “love stone,” it was said to balance the emotions and to heal anger and disappointment.
The Chinese art of Feng Shui holds rose quartz in esteem as well. A mineral that embodies feminine energy (Yin Chi), the stone’s subtle pink hue promotes healing, love, and peace. When placed strategically, rose quartz can bring serenity, attract love, and promote self-esteem.
Rose Quartz is associated with the heart and root chakra. The stone is known to alleviate fears, mental suffering and heartache. It arouses willingness to help and an open-mindedness and counteracts cold feelings. Rose quartz gives balance and inner peace and therefore has a positive effect on self-esteem. Rose quartz awakens our sense of aesthetics and beauty.
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