Origins: Brazil, Georgia, South Dakota, Madagascar, South Africa, Namibia
Lore: Rose Quartz was used by the Assyrians as early as 800 - 600 B.C.E. Later, it became popular among the Romans. According to the Greek myth of Adonis and Aphrodite, Aphrodite was cut by a thorn bush while saving Adonis from an attack by Ares. Their commingled blood stained white quartz pink. Romans customarily used Rose Quartz as a gift of love.
Mystical: The energetic hallmark of rose quartz is that of unconditional love. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation. Rose quartz is used in crystal healing to heal and release emotional wounds and traumas, and is associated with the heart chakra.