Rose quartz healing crystals: 23 questions answered

I love designing jewellery with rose quartz healing crystals and that’s why I’ve created a collection of rose quartz stacking charm bracelets and rings at My Silver Wish. The warm pink of rose quartz blends beautifully with sterling silver making it an irresistible compliment to my designs. There’s so much more to rose quartz though, and in this article I’ve set out answers to the top questions about this unique stone.

What is rose quartz?

People spotted the sheer brilliance of rose quartz way back in history and it was used by Egyptian and Roman women as far back as 9000 years ago as a beauty therapy to clear complexions and prevent wrinkles. Rose quartz, also known as Bohemian Ruby, Hyaline Quartz and Pink Quartz, can be found in select places around the world including Europe, North America and South America.

Rose quartz is most often associated with unconditional pure love, joy and emotional healing.

Mother and Daughter Friends forever rose quartz sterling silver stacking charm bracelet by My Silver Wish

What does rose quartz look like?

Rose quartz comes in a variety of shades of pink and sometimes slightly blue or grey and always slightly see-through or translucent. 

Rose quartz comes out of the ground in a pointy crystal form and it’s easy to work with so it is often sold in shops and stores as a smooth pebble shape - this means the rose quartz crystal has had its sharp or rough edges smoothed down in a tumble stone machine.

So what are the healing properties of rose quartz?

Rose quartz is believed to help with emotional health conditions, including:

  • Improving relationship problems with family or friends
  • Helping people to understand and empathise with each other
  • Encouraging a positive outlook and attitude
  • Promoting a sense or calm, relaxation, peace and self confidence


Rose quartz is also thought to help with more physical health issues, such as:

  • Helping to improve skin and facial complexion
  • Speed up the healing process
  • Improve blood circulation

Who does rose quartz benefit?

Rose Quartz is thought to be most helpful to those who want to improve their self love or self esteem. Rose quartz is also felt to help people to improve the complexion of their skin, be it tackling skin conditions like eczema or acne or smoothing wrinkles.

Tree of Life rose quartz and sterling silver women's stacking charm bracelet by My Silver Wish

What birthstone is associated with rose quartz?

Rose quartz is not a traditional birthstone but is associated with January and its meaning is associated with faith, eternity and truth.

Rose quartz is also the gemstone of a fifth wedding anniversary.

Are there any metaphysical or spiritual properties to rose quartz?

Rose quartz can help unblock the heart chakra. If your heart chakra is blocked you may experience unhealthy behaviour in relationships such as jealousy, lack of trust in a loved one and feelings of unworthiness. Wearing or using rose quartz in meditation can help to release these blockages and help you experience a more balanced and healthy relationship with a partner or loved one.

Is rose quartz associated with feminine energy?

Rose quartz is thought to have a deep vibration and attunement with goddess energy, connecting this gemstone with the feminine divine. This connection means rose quartz embodies an aura of compassion, peace and motherly love.

Are there any magical properties to rose quartz?

Rose quartz is believed to belong to the Great Mother stones, linking your heart to the earth and the universe. Rose quartz is said to be able to connect with your inner longings and desires deep inside your soul. Rose quartz works to mend broken hearts and heal lack of self confidence and boosts self-esteem.

Infinity heart charm rose quartz sterling silver women's stacking charm bracelet by My Silver Wish

Where should you wear rose quartz on your body?

Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra, so wearing a rose quartz pendant on a necklace close to your heart enables the healing stone to release tension and promote self love. It is also thought that rose quartz placed under your pillow at night supports a restful and peaceful night's sleep, and avoids tense dreams or nightmares.

Where is the best place for rose quartz in your home?

Just like rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra, so too is it recommended that this healing stone should be placed at the heart of your home. When situated in the middle of your house or apartment, rose quartz can help heal family rifts and promote family togetherness and healing. 

What chakra is associated with rose quartz?

Rose quartz is most closely associated with the heart chakra and it can be beneficial to place a rose quartz over your heart to help balance this chakra point in your body. Rose quartz is also connected with the throat chakra, helping the user to communicate their love and create deep bonds with another.

What star signs are associated with rose quartz?

Rose quartz is a popular healing crystal gemstone and is said to have a close connection to people born under the star sign of Taurus, or those with birthdays between 21 April and 21 May. It’s also a key gemstone for people born under the star sign of Libra, those born between 24 September and 23 October.

What planet is associated with rose quartz?

Rose quartz is thought to be governed by the planet Venus in astrology. If you are born between 21 April and 21 May then your ruling planet is Venus, and it is thought you can connect to your ruling planet Venus through rose quartz to draw the love and beauty energy from Venus to you.

Rose quartz stacking set by My Silver Wish

How do you cleanse or charge rose quartz stone?

Cleansing rose quartz before wearing or using is recommended to remove any negative energies. There are numerous ways to cleanse rose quartz including:

  • Bathing rose quartz in rain water, in a running stream for up to 3 days
  • Bathing rose quartz in salt water overnight or for 12 hours
  • Cleansing with smoke using a sage smudge or incense sticks by allowing the smoke to encircle the rose quartz
  • Bathing your rose quartz in sunlight for up to 4 hours
  • Bathing your rose quartz in moonlight, preferably during a full moon or eclipse

Can rose quartz go in water?

It is ok to put rose quartz in water, it will not dissolve. In fact, it is thought that bathing rose quartz overnight, especially by the light of a full moon can create an elixir face wash which can improve a person’s complexion. This elixir is also thought to help heal small cuts and grazes.

Can rose quartz go in the sun?

Rose quartz is pretty hardy but it can sometimes bleach to a paler pink if exposed to direct sun for a long time.

Can rose quartz go in salt?

Rose quartz can be cleansed in salt water, but its advised to limit this to 12 hours.

What are the properties of strawberry rose quartz?

Rose quartz can occur with a deeper pink, almost red colour, which is commonly known as strawberry rose quartz.

What are the properties of lavender rose quartz?

Rose quartz can occur with a pale pink, almost grey or blue colour, which is commonly known as lavender rose quartz.

Are there any side effects of rose quartz?

There is no evidence of any health risks associated with rose quartz, but you should always treat it with care.

What TV and films are associated with rose quartz?

The Cartoon Network animation series: Steven Universe centred on the background story of Steven’s alien mother: Rose Quartz who originated from an alien race of ‘Gem’ rock women who came to earth to mine it for other gemstone resources.

Rose Quartz Sterling Silver heart charm stacking ring by My Silver Wish

Can you use rose quartz and amethyst together?

Amethyst, a crown chakra gemstone, is an ideal partner to rose quartz, the ideal heart chakra crystal. When combined they provide a perfect balance to ensure your heart never entirely rules your head!

Can you use rose quartz and clear quartz together?

Clear quartz provides a boost of strength to all healing crystal gemstones nearby. Using clear quartz amplifies rose quartz’s ability to promote self love, confidence and self esteem.

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