Rose Quartz, also known as a Heart Stone, has been given as a love token from around 600 B.C. According to one of Greek myths, Cupid and Eros brought Rose Quartz to humankind in hopes that its beautiful pink color would inspire love. Rose Quartz was also used in the Oriental and Tibetan cultures and is still popular as a carving stone in China.
Rose Quartz is a gem of love, tenderness and sensuality. It is also a powerful sleep crystal. This gemstone is the most important crystal of the Heart Chakra, teaching the wearer the true meaning of love, purifying and opening the heart at all levels. It also balances the yin and yang energies, unifying the body and all other chakras.
Rose Quartz has been used in healing elixirs and facial masks since ancient Rome and Egypt and is believed to prevent aging and give a softer, clearer complexion. It is also believed to sooth the heart, kidneys and circulatory system.