Rose Quartz, also known as love stone or pink quartz, is easily recognizable by it’s beautiful pink color. The hues range from very pale almost white, to deeper, almost red tones. In jewelry making, the darker pink shades are considered more rare and valuable, but any shade of rose quartz can be used for healing energy work.

Rose Quartz is used to open, clear and balance the heart chakra;  the energy center that focuses on all types of love.  Rose quartz is said to enhance feelings of acceptance, unconditional love and to promote healing from grief and emotional traumas.  It can also help ease transitions after periods of loss and provide a sense of stability and comfort in times of uncertainty.

Rose quartz is also used to cultivate a stronger sense of self-love, which can lead the individual down better paths in life.  Those who cultivate a sense of value and honor for self are more likely to embrace positive changes and new opportunities.  This stone elevates self-esteem and self-worth and can help people follow their true dreams and goals in life, rather than settling or accepting less than they truly deserve.

Of course it follows that those who love and value themselves will also attract healthier relationships of all kinds, making rose quartz the perfect stone for spells, charms and amulets that attract relationships and new romance.  It can even be used to draw healthier friendships and business partnerships.

In addition to drawing love and strong relationships, rose quartz is an excellent stone for treating anxiety and related ailments.  It boosts mental clarity while easing mental and emotional stress.  Wearing it during stressful times can help provide the calm and clarity needed to enhance creative problem solving ability.

Physically, Rose Quartz is used in crystal healing energy work to promote a healthy heart and circulatory system. It is also used to ease tension headaches, sinus issues and some even use it to help promote fertility.

This versatile stone can be used for many purposes and is used in the creation of many spiritual tools due to its high vibrational energies.  Worry stones, prayer beads, pyramids, hearts, and pendulums are a few examples of items whose power is amplified by the healing energies of rose quartz.  Tumbled stones and even rough crystals can be placed in any area to welcome healing and unconditional love.