Medium Rose Quartz Crystal Heart
Rose Quartz is one of the most desired forms of quartz. The pink color usually comes from iron or titanium impurities. According to legend Eros (Cupid) brought rose quartz to the earth in the hope that its color would arouse love and desire among people. Rose Quartz was used by the Assyrians as early as 800-600 B.C. and in later times it was popular with the Romans. Rose Quartz is the stone most associated with affairs of the heart, and is thought to bring love to the wearer. It is mostly mined in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Austria, Spain, Scotland, and Colorado in the United States.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word "heart" continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul. Stylized depictions of hearts are used as symbols representing love, friendship and an openhearted attitude. Many believe the shape heightens the metaphysical effects of the stone.