This milky rose pink variety of quartz was cherished in classical Greece and Rome, Renaissance Europe and the nineteenth century. It was used by the Assyrians (800-600 B.C.E.) for decorative objects, but very little jewelry.

Rose quartz is associated with the heart, love and beauty. Its calming effects help to balance yin/yang energy. Its warmth heals emotional turmoil and strengthens friendship.

Color(s) - Pink, milky rose

Associations - Libra, Taurus; heart chakra; planet Venus

Uses - relationships; emotional balance; emotional healing