Pink Quartz - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/


Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Pink Quartz is a variety of Quartz which is a silicate mineral. It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.


Trace particles of titanium, iron or manganese that integrate with the silica acid particles during transformation gives the quartz its beautiful pink colour. Otherwise the formation would appear colourless.


The rare type of pink quartz known as crystalline rose quartz is formed when particles of aluminium or phosphate become ingrained in the formation.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Pink Quartz crystals belong to the Trigonal system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Pink Quartz has been traced through archeological reference as far back as 7000 BC through the finding of rose quartz beads in Mesopotamia.


Native American tribes referred to rose quartz amulets as the love stone and in Egypt it was thought to prevent aging. In Roman times the gem was used as a seal to show ownership.


It is widely used as a gem worldwide and can be sourced, mainly as a secondary commercial mining process, in locations that include Madagascar and Brazil among others.


Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Pink Quartz has a vitreous luster and is transparent to transluscent. It has a conchoidal, brittle fracture and a weak fluorescence. The gem has a Mohs Scale Rating of 7 on the hardness scale.



Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Quartz, major types include and are not limited to;


  • Agate
  • Chalcedony
  • Onyx
  • Jasper
  • Citrine
  • Amethyst
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Milky Quartz
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Rock Crystal
  • Aventurine
  • Prasiolite
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Carnelian
  • Dumortierite Quartz



Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Pink Quartz crystals.


Mental: Pink Quartz is a soothing crystal that promotes a calm and gentle ambience. It brings to reality the actions achieved towards doing thigs that one enjoys doing.
Emotional: Pink Quartz enhances personal talent and brings a joy of life and living. It instills a liveliness and cheerfulness within.
Physical: Pink Quartz is a calming stone for the nerves and helps to sooth over wrought senses. The stone delivers a sense of well being.


Crystal Chart – Pink Quartz


Crystal: Pink Quartz
Mineralogy: Pink Crystalline Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Quartz
Birthstone: Pink Quartz is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus and Libra.
Appearance: Vitreous luster, transparent to translucent with a conchoidal, brittle fracture.
Aura: Pink Quartz is used to bring auric calm by clearing out all negative energies associated with anger, jealousy and greed.
Colour: Dusky Pink
Chakra: Pink Quartz is primarily associated with the Heart Chakra as it opens the heart to love, self-love and well being.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary