Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to reddish pink hue. The color is usually due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese. Some Rose Quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is possibly due to thin microscopic fibers of dumortierite within the quartz.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, and romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz has a high energy, but its vibe is also calming and soothing.