Rose quartz is a variety of quartz that is usually massive – not growing in visible crystal shapes – and translucent. You will receive 1 Sphere shaped Rose Natural rose quartz is often a very pale pink. The stronger the pink color, the more valuable most consider it, though metaphysically the paler pinks are equally valuable. Rose quartz is often called the “Love Stone.” It’s benevolent hallmark is that of unconditional love that tugs on the heart string chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, unconditional and spiritual. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz (or pink quartz) has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love, care and affection in virtually any situation. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been since antiquity the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings. Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system. The ideal crystal shape is a six-sided prism terminating with six-sided pyramids at each end. In nature quartz crystals are often twinned, distorted, or so intergrouped with adjacent crystals of quartz or other minerals as to only show part of this shape, or to lack obvious crystal faces altogether and appear massive.