Rose quartz is commonly known as the 'stone of love' and is one of the great beautifying crystals. It can help to ease tension and stress in the body, soothe anxiety and increase self-love. Through its soft pink appearance rose quartz may seem like a delicate and fragile stone but don't been fooled, rose quartz is an incredibly powerful stone, especially when it comes to the matter of the heart. 

Rose quartz being associated with love dates back to ancient civilizations. 

According to the myth, Cupid the Roman god of desire bestowed the gift of love to humans in the form of rose quartz. 

In Greek legend, Aphrodite fought Ares to protect her lover Adonis from dying, upon leaping forward, she fell as she and her lover lay wounded, their blood poured out and stained the white quartz pink, thus creating rose quartz. 

The Egyptians too believed the power and beauty of rose quartz and left healing rose quartz masks in the tombs of their Pharaohs so that they would maintain their beauty in the after life. 

Rose quartz is the perfect crystal to keep dotted around all the different rooms in your house, as it encourages love for oneself, family and friends and helps to create positive vibes and good energy.