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Article: I Hate Rose Quartz - Now What?

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I Hate Rose Quartz - Now What?

I hate rose quartz - what's wrong with me??
It's a question I hear more often than you might think - so let's talk about it!

Do you have to love rose quartz?

Rose quartz is the stone of love...but what if you don’t love it back?  

People often ask if they “should” like rose quartz - or “what’s wrong” with them, that they don’t. So is rose quartz such a quintessential stone that, if you don’t like it, there must be something wrong with you?  

The short answer is no, obviously: If you don’t love it, you don’t love it. Maybe this will change in the future; or maybe it won’t. Either way, it’s totally cool. 

But here’s a thought: What if it’s not even that you don’t like rose quartz...what if, really, you just haven’t found a kind that you like, yet? There is a huge range of colors of quartz: from bubblegum pink, to almost lavender, to bright pink, to a pink so pale it looks almost white. Some of it has chatoyancy (a particular arrangement of inclusions) that create a visible star of light, in the right lighting conditions. There are also several grades (qualities), as well as opacity: some rose quartz has a completely opaque, milky color, while some rose quartz has a translucence that almost makes it look like it’s glowing. And rose quartz is mined all around the world: including in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, India, and Madagascar, among others. 

Personally, I didn’t love rose quartz for a long time - and even then, it wasn’t until it was the right kind of rose quartz, for me. My personal favorite is the ethereal looking, translucent stuff, often from Madagascar. Brazilian rose quartz - which is often cited as the kind found most often in shops - just really doesn’t do anything for me. So yeah: I’m a rose quartz snob (is that a thing? It is here…). And you know what? I encourage you to be a rose quartz snob, too - especially if you haven’t seen any rose quartz that you like.  

Be Choosy 

Why be a “crystal snob”? Simple: While I do believe that crystals can have an effect on your energy field, my most favorite part of crystals is how they make you feel when you look at them. Why is that? For starters, because it’s the absolute most practical application of “crystal healing.” What I mean by this is, when you look across the room and see a beautiful crystal tower (or geode, or sphere, or cluster, or whatever it is you have over on your shelf), it makes you happy. You appreciate it; it adds beauty and interest to the room; and it brings enjoyment and satisfaction. It feels good. No matter what other properties a crystal has, these are big things that can impact your mood and outlook - so they are important!

This is one reason why, even if you feel like you “should” have some rose quartz in your life, if you don’t like the looks of it - it’s not going to be a fit for your everyday space. Might you want to sit with a piece for a little bit, try to feel it’s vibrational energy, and see if any feelings or reasons why you don’t like it come up? Sure. But you wouldn’t want to decorate your living room with a couch you absolutely hate - so don’t do that with crystals, either - deal? :) If you don’t like it, you don’t have to. If you want to try out other versions of that same crystal to see if you like one of them, do so. And if you still don’t like it? Totally cool. That means that there is more room in your living room for the crystals you do like. And that’s a good thing.  

Now What? 

If you want to read more about rose quartz, check out this article. And if you want to see if there are any pieces of rose quartz in the shop that are more to your liking, here's a direct link. Most of the rose quartz we carry is from Madagascar - but we do have some Brazilian rose quartz, as well. You may find one that you like - and you may not. Either way, thanks for stopping by - and keeping an open mind to this (sometimes ;) ) beautiful pink crystal. 

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