What Makes Rose Quartz Pink – explore the secret

Hold this beautiful crystal in your hands in the form of a ring, bracelet, necklace or a small flower like decorative piece, whatever the form, two things will come to effect immediately. One, You cannot hold yourself back from immersing in it’s deep beauty and mesmerizing pink color. Second are it’s effects on your soul and body. 

The naturally occurring variations in the range of pink color enlighten a question for the inquisitive minds as to what makes Rose Quartz Pink? They are special in all their shades and varieties. Spiritually speaking, the deeper pinks are no different in soothing and emotional healing as the darker tones. Still if you are wondering as what’s the secret behind then…

Rose Quartz Pink

Let’s explore what makes rose quartz pink

There are certain theories as to how rose quartz is formed and found in nature. The most accepted one says;

Rose quartz formation theory: They are found in the form of igneous rocks deposits, in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites. They are not found in regular crystalline arrangements instead they are found as alluvial deposits under river beds. It is here where water seeps in the massive mineral deposits of silicone oxide in combination with other trace elements in different proportions over innumerable time, years after years that rose quartz with it’s peculiar pink smoothness is born.

Quartzes are mainly composed of silicon and oxygen. The crystals are formed inside the earth’s crust, surrounded by hot liquid or magma. However, the crystallization process starts when the silicon-rich liquid seeps deep into the rocks and settles down in the nooks and corners of the stones. The stone is compressed and pressurized by the surrounding heated materials in the earth’s crust. 

Sites of rose quartz deposits: At various places in the world, massive deposits of this romantic rose quartz are found in countries like Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka and Brazil. It’s interesting to acknowledge that what makes rose quartz pink has some links to it’s birth site. Thus, you will observe that Brazilian rose quartz are more pinkish in color whereas the ones from Madagascar are in lighter tinge!

Chemical composition as a reason for What Makes Rose Quartz Pink? In very simple and precise words, it’s the combination of metallic oxide i.e silicone oxide with various other metals in variable quantities that gives rose quartz its pink designated color.

The color will remain pink, however, it’s tone varies from almost whitish pink at one end to dark radiant pink or purplish hue on other end.

Most geologists are of the view that greater the concentration of Titanium oxide greater tinge of purple is dominant. On the contrary, redness is attributed to the presence of iron pigments in the silicon oxide rich rose quartz massive rocks.

Similarly, there could be other metallic oxides like manganese oxide etc.

Asterism is another variable of rose quartz where it’s crystalline arrangements are such that when it’s cut it gives a six headed star shaped appearance due to the 60 degree angular arrangement of the crystals.

Synthetic formation of rose quartz involves the addition of metals like Aluminum, Phosphorus etc.

Physical spectrum of rose quartz: What makes Rose Quartz pink is attributed to its physical properties on a broader vision being like their parent quartz class.

They are pinkish in color, are translucent, hence will reflect most of the light. They have 7 hardness at Mohs scale so that they are harder to break and not fragile. Nevertheless, they are brittle. When you rub porcelain plate on its surface it leaves a white mark or streak, hence, in technical terms it’s streak positive. 

Coming to it’s cleavage plane, it doesn’t exist, instead it givesconchoidal fractures. 

What Makes Rose Quartz Pink

Light wavelength reflection theory for pink color: Nature doesn’t produce anything as a sudden incidence. There are usually scientific ground realities working silently over years before you discover, what you discover in nature.

If you are wondering what makes Rose Quartz pink, look at the parent metal silicone that reflects light with pink wavelength, hence it’s pink color is demonstrated to the visuals. The presence of trace elements either add or subtract the amount of pink light reflection hence explaining the pink intensity variations with impurities. These are the simplest natural phenomena of light reflection that explains both pink color and translucency mentioned above. Thus, rose quartz is also light fast. So, you can leave it under light without danger of it’s being faded away. However, prolonged direct exposure should always be avoided.

Applications of rose quartz in every day life

Metaphysical application: It has been long use in the form of rings and decoration pieces as it provides immense emotional well being. It helps to minimize the panic attacks.

It also is consumed popularly for it’s heart chakra balance.

Aesthetic application: It’s feminine color has made it quite well known amongst ladies for use as figurines, necklaces, bracelets etc.

It’s aesthetically used in the form of facial rollers and massagers. When they are rolled over the skin surface they give both smoothness, take off the dirt and dust particles and add to skin freshness especially face.

Industrial tools: Due to it’s hardness it’s used in Gua Shell tools. It is used for rounding off gemstones also.


Do they enhance the colour of Rose quartz?

Yes, depending upon the intended use, the rose quartz is treated with high temperatures and consequently, the colour of the stone changes and becomes darker.

What is the most beautiful colour of rose quartz?

The naturally found gem is mostly pastel pink, but after refining, they transform the shades, and the large pieces of rose quartz are mostly darker and more appealing. 

What is Robert Weldon Rose’s quartz?

There are many forms and types of rose quartz; the Robert Weldon is one used to make gems for jewellery items.


In a nutshell, what makes rose quartz pink is quite obvious. Firstly, it’s it’s chemical composition with impurities that attributes to it’s soothing pink color and its changing tone.

Secondly, the wavelength of light reflected also adds to the explanation of pinkness.

Thirdly, that’s how nature has planned it to be and it is. 

Finally, rose quartz is used for various jewelry and aesthetic purposes besides the vast use of it’s soothing, emotional healing and personal calmness experiences. Go get yours, as soothnessis serenity!