Rose quartz is also known as pink quartz. This is a hard stone and is a clear to almost transparent pink color. Much jewelry and various ornaments have been created over the last few hundred years using rose quartz.
Some colors of rose quartz are so light that they even appear to be peach. The unique and delicate appearance of quartz is why it is so popular. This stone will fade to an even lighter color when left in the sun for an extended amount of time.
Many believe rose quartz provides healing to the wearer. It is the birthstone for the month of January, however, it is not listed as an official calendar birthstone. This stone is a suggested as a second wedding anniversary gift because of its strong association with love and peace.
Rose quartz lifts depression and warms the heart, while soothing the mind and soul. It is thought that it brings a mental and emotional balance as well as happiness and love to its wearers.
You can recharge rose quartz by setting it in the moonlight so that the moon's powers will be soaked back into the stone. Placing it in a spring or a waterfall also recharges the rose quartz.
Rose quartz is the ideal gift from a man to a woman because the stone brings forgiveness to a relationship and replaces the love that might have been lost between two people. If there is a lack of love in your life, the rose quartz gives you the steadiness to find it again.