Rose quartz is a light rose pink quartz almost always found in massive form as opposed to the crystal form of most clear quartz. It only takes a few parts per million of trace elements such as iron, magnesium or titanium to create the rose color.
Strong colored rose quartz is coming at the present time from Madagascar. It is also found in Brazil and South Dakota in the United States. Rose quartz from Brazil and Sri Lanka will sometimes exhibit the gemological property known as asterism or a “star effect”.
Rose quartz has a soft healing energy and it is considered a heart quality stone and good for relationships. Rose quartz jewelry is available as pendants, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, animal carvings, figurine carvings, eggs, hearts, other shapes and specimens.