The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health
Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.
In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling
Part of the Quartz family and known as the universal stone of love. Rose Quartz is connected to the heart chakra and helps to assist you with opening themselves up to receive love.
If you’re looking to be more vulnerable and trusting enough to wear your heart on your sleeve, Rose Quartz may be just what you need! The stone carries a strong energy of unconditional love, making it a great stone to use in times of grief and heartbreak.
Rose Quartz can influence you to find forgiveness, acceptance and healing. Motivating you to show more love to thyself as well as others. Rose Quartz is also a great stone for fertility and pregnancies.
Wearing or carrying the stone may help to attract loving relationships and people.
As well wearing the stone may giving off a very loving energy, where others will really feel the love and care when interacting with the wearer.
Rose Quartz is a great support and tool during Venus Retrograde’s, ones Venus return, any planetary aspects with Venus (conjunctions, oppositions & squares) as well may be beneficial to use during ones Saturn return to help find a sense of peace, self-love and self-acceptance!
Rose Quartz may be beneficial for those with Venus-ruled charts or heavy Libra and Taurus placements, as well as those with Aries and Aquarius placements that experience struggles with creating healthy and harmonious relationships.