The name Rose Quartz is as old as they come, and this incredibly ancient crystal is simply, yet accurately named. Though the flower itself may look much different today, the Rose was known for its beautiful pink petals throughout history. Rose Quartz was given its name for its similarly beautiful hue. When talking about the history of Rose Quartz, it’s very difficult to pinpoint its exact date of discovery. It’s an ancient stone, one of the oldest artifacts crafted from Rose Quartz dates back to at least 7000 BC. Hand carved Rose Quartz beads thought to be used as jewelry, survived through all this time from ancient Mesopotamia. It is uncertain whether the people who crafted and adorned this Rose Quartz had a different understanding of its metaphysical properties than we do today. However, in slightly more recent history, the ancient Romans and Egyptians left many more Rose Quartz ornaments for us to discover, along with hard earned historical context! The ancient Romans used Rose Quartz as a sign of ownership, a symbol that an agreement had been made. Where the ancient Egyptians held the belief that the lovely blush colored stone could prevent the effects of aging. Forgive a bit of flowery language, but since we’re talking about Rose Quartz, doesn’t that remind you of today’s rituals? Rose Quartz beauty rollers are now commonplace and boast anti-inflammatory benefits. Often couples will exchange stones relating to love, and there’s no better example than Rose Quartz! Who wouldn’t adore a pair of matching Rose Quartz bracelets as a simple symbol of love? It seems so natural now to think of Rose Quartz as the essential stone of the heart we know and love today.