Rose Quartz: The Quintessential Stone of Love

Posted by – February 02, 2016
Categories: Metaphysics & Unexplained Phenomena

Rose Quartz is a stone synonymous with love. With its power to open the heart chakra and bring harmony and affection into one’s life, it’s a wonderful energy to work with, especially around Valentine’s Day. There are a number of ways to align with the vibration of this stone. Some suggestions—which are explained in greater detail in the introductory chapters of The Book of Stones—include:

  • Placing stones around your home or office, such as on a desk, bedside table, or meditation altar
  • Carrying a stone with you in your hand or a pocket
  • Wearing jewelry or a pouch that contains the stone or stones of your choice
  • Meditating with a stone in your hand
  • Slipping a stone into your pillowcase or taping it your forehead to facilitate beneficial dreams
  • With the help of a friend or experienced crystal worker, laying stones on and around the body
  • Creating a crystal grid on a floor or tabletop
  • Incorporating stones into energetic tools such as wands (used to direct energy)
  • Creating a “crystal essence” by placing nontoxic stones in oils or drinks

Below you can find more information on this highly regarded stone. Try out a few of these methods this month and be sure to let us know how it goes!
The Book of Stones, Revised Edition

Rose Quartz

KEYWORDS: Love, gentleness, emotional healing, release of stress, uniting with the Divine
CHAKRAS: Heart (4th)

Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide crystal with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It usually occurs in massive form but sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. Its name is derived from its color, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink. Its clarity can range from opaque to translucent to transparent, although most transparent pieces are rather foggy. In some specimens, traces of Rutile within the stone cause six-rayed stars in cabochons or spheres. Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar, as well as South Dakota in the U.S.


Rose Quartz from The Book of Stones


Robert Simmons:

Rose Quartz is the quintessential stone of love—love for oneself, one’s life partner, children, family, friends, community, the Earth, the Universe, and the Divine. Meditating with one of these stones provides an envelope of love energy around oneself and activates the heart chakra for the emanation of one’s innate love. When one is truly experiencing love, one is not thinking about giving and receiving, because the lover and the beloved have become one. Rose Quartz helps dissolve one’s boundaries of isolation and mistrust and moves one into the sense of union with the All that is the essence at the core of the heart.

Healing the heart of its wounds and reawakening its trust is one of Rose Quartz’s gifts. Its soothing vibrations are a balm to the emotions, and they calm and cleanse the entire auric field. It engenders the release of tension and stress, the dissolution of anger and resentment, the dispelling of fear and suspicion, and the rebirth of hope and faith in the benevolence of the Universe. Rose Quartz is clearly feminine in tone, and it is one of the stones of the Great Mother. It not only activates the human heart chakra—it also links one’s personal heart to the heart of the Earth and the Heart of the Universe. Its love vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level, reprogramming the cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. This reprogramming capacity is the source of the healing potential of Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz is one of the most important stones to wear; to use in meditation, sleep, and body layouts, and to keep in one’s environment. Placing a good-sized chunk of Rose Quartz in each room of one’s house can fill the entire structure with its gentle energies, keeping the energy of love in focus for all who live there. For one’s meditation or sleeping room, a Rose Quartz in every corner is not overdoing it. At work, a Rose Quartz around one’s neck or on one’s desk can keep one’s interactions with others in the highest possible state of harmony.

Rose Quartz can stimulate the crown chakra, third eye and throat chakra, bringing them into harmony and unity with the heart. Even the lower chakras respond favorably to the abundance of love energy which flows from the heart under the influence of Rose Quartz.

This stone is ideal to give to anyone, even strangers. As talismans of love, Rose Quartz stones can spread compassion and gentle understanding throughout the world. When one gifts a lover, a friend, a stranger or a child with a Rose Quartz, there is an unspoken appreciation that reverberates through the Universe, as one more boundary is softened or dissolved.

All forms of Rose Quartz emanate the same essential energies, but the clusters of prismatic Rose Quartz crystals are more powerful for their size than any other variety. Clearer and/or deeper-colored Rose Quartz is usually considered more powerful than the material that is opaque and pale. Star Rose Quartz combines the love energies for which this stone is known with the electric intensity of Rutile. Thus, Star Rose Quartz accelerates and magnifies the affects of Rose Quartz. It is an excellent gift for jump-starting a romance!

Rose Quartz harmonizes with most heart stones, including Rhodonite, Pink Calcite, Pink Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite, Morganite, Emerald, and Tsavorite Garnet. Moldavite activates Rose Quartz’s capacity to effect spiritual transformation through the power of love. Phenacite, Natrolite, and Scolecite enhance one’s ability to use Rose Quartz as a window to Divine love.

Naisha Ahsian:

Don’t let the soft pink color and soothing energy of this stone fool you into discounting its power. Rose Quartz is one of the most important stones of our time. It stimulates and opens the heart chakra, clears the emotional body, and assists in the integration and resolution of old emotional programs.

Rose Quartz is one of the most powerful stones for the activation of the Human Crystal, precisely because of its heart-healing properties. As we evolve into a new paradigm, our energetic center is moving from the hara point below the navel to the heart chakra. As this shift takes place, it is highly important to clear and strengthen this chakra. The heart center is the strongest generator of Light energy in the body—even stronger than the brain. The energy of Rose Quartz helps the bud of the heart unfold into a thousand-petaled lotus of Light.

Meditation with Rose Quartz can assist one in reaching resonance with the frequency of compassion, releasing emotional patterns that are keeping one stuck and embracing higher and finer frequencies of Light.

Rose Quartz can vibrationally support the energetic stabilization of the physical heart as it shifts to match the increasing frequency of the planet. It can aid those experiencing palpitations or skipped beats, irregular heart rhythm or emotional distress due to these energetic changes. It is a wonderful stone of protection for children, as its strong heart energy transforms negativity into compassionate understanding.


SPIRITUAL: Rose Quartz is one of the most humble, yet most powerful of the spiritual allies. It turns the heart toward love and bathes body, mind, and spirit in that healing and enlightening frequency. It carries the loving consciousness of the Christ and other heart-centered spiritual masters.

EMOTIONAL: Rose Quartz is calming for the mind, assisting one in releasing worry, fear, anxiety, and past emotional trauma. It clears the emotional body of ego-driven patterns and can help one feel more open to receiving and sharing Love, compassion, and kindness.

PHYSICAL: Rose Quartz is a gentle stabilizing stone to use for physical heart trauma and imbalance. It can help the heart make the shift from stress-based physiology to the higher frequencies of Love-based physiology. It is ideal for premature babies and young children with heart weakness or disease but can be used by anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart.

AFFIRMATION: I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love.

Tags: Crystals & Stones Robert Simmons Naisha Ashain
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Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.