Rose quartz is the semi-precious stone of love. These stones have a long history, as rose quartz beads dating from 7,000 BC have been unearthed in Iraq, an area formerly known as Mesopotamia. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all believed the stones to have strong magical powers, so were often used in talismans.
A stone of love and replenishment, rose quartz is a crystal of the heart. It is linked to beneficial energies that bring compassion, tenderness, healing and peace.
Symbolism and meaning: Unconditional love, happiness, warmth and emotional health.
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Birth stone: November
Mined in: Africa, Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Brazil, Madagascar, Scotland and America.
Derived from: The German word quarz and often referred to as the ‘love stone’.