The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “Quarz” and its ancestor “twarc”, which probably originated in slavic, Czech tvrdý (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”), Serbian and Croatian tvrd (“hard”).
Rose Quartz colors range from very pale pink through to deep pink, and all have that wonderful loving vibration. Deposits have been found in Brasil but also in Madagascar, India and Japan. It could be found as well as in South Africa and South Dakota in the USA. The relative abundance of Rose Quartz, and its frequent lack of full transparency, diminish its importance as a pink gemstone in relation to other pink gemstones such as and Topaz and Tourmaline. The color of this crystal is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the massive material. Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in this crystal is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading.
The rose quartz is known as the “love stone” as its message is the strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing. It is supposed to bring calming properties and helps develop strong friendship. Rose Quartz restores trust and harmony in relationships and purifies the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. It helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.