Rose quartz is widely used for its metaphysical healing properties. It's associated with all matters relating to the heart. As well as attracting love it opens the heart chakra to healing and forgiveness.
When used in an existing relationship rose quartz can bring support and understanding.
Rose quartz crystallises in masses meaning crystals occur as one tightly intergrown mass. Although individual crystals do occur in a pink variety of quartz, the mineral has a slightly different chemical composition.
The shade of pink in rose quartz can vary from one stone to the next. Although its colour is considered to be stable, it's best to avoid placing stones in direct sunlight for any length of time.