Quartz crystals with a clear pink tone are called Rose Quartz, but the colour and properties of a Rose Quartz can vary greatly depending on how it is created. That is why some pieces of rose quartz are lighter/darker in shade than others.
The colour is caused by microscopic inclusions of other minerals. The gems appear in different colours and levels of transparency. The colour of the rose quartz also depends on the light source. Most Rose Quartz looks beautiful in sunlight or in the light of light bulbs, but pale and colorless in the light of fluorescent tubes.
The extraction of rose quartz is very labor-intensive since the material has to be removed by hand. If you use explosives, the crystal bursts and receives tiny cracks. If an interesting site has been identified, holes up to three meters deep are drilled, each about 15 cm from the next. Chisels or wedges are placed in these holes, which are hammered deep into the holes one by one until the rock breaks off.
Rose Quartz is also known as the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It purifies and opens the heart on all levels allowing deep inner healing and self-love. The stone is calming, reassuring and excellent for use in trauma or crisis. It helps sooth its owner and offers supportive vibes when you need it the most.
Rose quartz removes negative energy and replaces it with wavelengths of love. It is perfect for strengthening empathy, sensitivity and aids the acceptance of change. Dealing with a difficult person or situation becomes easier when you have the energies of Rose Quartz by your side. There is no better stone for your emotional and mental health, as Rose Quartz allows you to speak up about unexpressed emotions while teaching you to love yourself more authentically.
Rose Quartz strengthens the heart and circulatory system while cleansing impurities from body fluids. The stone also aids healing in the chest, lung, kidney and alleviates vertigo.
Rose quartz is also said to increase fertility.