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The Complete Guide To Wearing Rose Quartz

If you’re wanting to work with rose quartz by wearing it, it is important you do a little research. This way you and the stone can work together most effectively. If you’re looking for more information on how to wear your rose quartz jewelry, you’ll find it all here. In short, this is how it is recommended to wear rose quartz:

Wearing rose quartz is beneficial for the zodiac signs of Aquarius and Capricorn, as well as Taurus and Libra. Wear rose quartz daily on either your giving or receiving hand, depending on your intention. Try to keep it out of the sun and water.

Continue reading if you want to learn more about how to wear rose quartz. At the bottom of this page, you’ll also find a quick overview of its associated elements, zodiac signs, benefits and chakra.

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Why Wear Rose Quartz?

Crystals work together with your energy field to help with healing. This can be emotional, physical or spiritual.  

There are different ways in which we can interact with these stones. Some like to make elixirs to consume throughout the day, whereas others like to mediate to really hone into the energy. Wearing your crystal is just another way of working with the stones energy – quite a popular one as well! Not only because it allows you to work with its energy all day, but also because they simply look pretty.

Rose quartz specifically is worn for many different reasons. Most importantly, rose quartz is the stone of love and will therefore help you open your heart chakra. As a result you’ll be able to attract more love into your life. You’ll find yourself more able to give love as well – both to other people and yourself. As it helps open the heart chakra, it is also a great stone for those that are experiencing grief or need some help to heal their heart.

Who Should Wear Rose Quartz?

Rose quartz can be worn by anyone and most likely won’t have any negative side effects. However, your sun sign, birth month, profession, and mental and physical health may affect whether you want to wear rose quartz, or if another crystal might be more beneficial for you.

Generally, rose quartz is great for those who feel they need some more loving energy in their life. Consequently, it is useful for those feeling particularly lonely or if you find you want to be a little kinder to yourself.

In terms of birthstone, rose quartz is a more recent addition to the list of birthstones and is associated with the month of January, along with garnet. As wearing your birthstone is said to be good luck, this stone will provide this for Capricorn’s and Aquarius’ born in that month.

However, rose quartz is also considered beneficial for those with the sun sign of Taurus and Libra. This is because both these signs are ruled by Venus – the planet of love.  As a result, rose quartz will provide a soothing and familiar energy for these signs.

Taurus’ who wear this stone will most likely feel a little softer and less headstrong. It will also help them to release their worries and fears, which are very common for earth signs.  Additionally, rose quartz will help you attract and receive love from others, in the same way Taurus’ give to others.

Libra’s on the other hand would benefit from keeping a rose quartz on their person as a reminder them of the beauty within themselves. As they have a tendency to only find love in their surroundings and relationships, rose quartz can help have a little more self-love.  This way you can show yourself the love that you so readily give to others.

In terms of physical health, rose quartz is a stone related to the heart chakra which is located right in the middle of the chest. As a result you are likely to experience aches and pains in this area, if this chakra is blocked. Examples are raspatory issues, high/low blood pressure and a weaker immune system.

Of course, crystals are never a replacement for professional medical help. If you are experiencing serious issues, always go to a doctor. You can then use your rose quartz to support you.

In terms of profession, any person working in a field that requires compassion and empathy would benefit from keeping rose quartz close. Examples are those who work in non-profits, education, medicine, social workers, and coaches or councilors.

Who Should Not Wear Rose Quartz?

Most people will benefit from wearing rose quartz. It is a stone filled with pure love, which is not something that could hurt you.
One of the main reasons you shouldn’t is because you are not currently trying to work with its energy that is geared towards the heart chakra. For example, if you are looking for a stone that is more spiritual you might be better of getting a selenite or amethyst, as both of these stones are associated with the higher chakras.

Amethyst (purple) and selenite (white)

Beware that you avoid wearing type of quartz (like rose quartz, citrine or amethyst) with opal, moonstone or pearls.

However, I always recommend trying rose quartz out: if you are drawn to this stone it is probably for a reason. Wear it for a week or 2 and see how your feel. Again, crystals are meant to be used intuitively so you are the best person to decide if it works for you.

When Should You Wear Rose Quartz?

Rose quartz, just like any other crystal, works best if it gets to work with your energy as much as possible. Therefore, it is recommended to wear it daily. This stone is also particularly useful to wear when you are meditating, specifically with the intention of receiving or giving more love. If this is your goal, I’ll leave a 15 minute guided meditation video for you to use below.

There are some times when you should take your rose quartz jewelry off however, which you’ll find below.

Firstly, I recommend taking your rose quartz off when you’re coming into contact with water; showering, swimming or cleaning. Though rose quartz is strong enough to not immediately be damaged by water (7 on the Mohs scale), it will turn dull after being exposed to it regularly. When you’re swimming in the ocean it is even more important that you take it off, as salt is naturally abrasive and will cause your stone to be damaged even quicker.
If you’re wanting to know more about rose quartz and water, you’ll find more information in this post: “Can Rose Quartz Go In Water?

Additionally, sunbathing with your rose quartz on is also not ideal. Not only will you be sure to get strange tan lines, but you might end up with a transparent stone. This is because although rose quartz harbors the power of the sun, it is also prone to fading.

This is caused by the fact that rose quartz is a type of quartz, and all quartz is sensitive to the UV light from the sun. How quickly your rose quartz fades, differs per crystal. Some will be fine when left in the sun for a little bit, whereas others can start changing color after a significantly longer time.  Unfortunately, you will only know when it is already too late. Therefore, I personally keep my stone out of the sun altogether.
Luckily, the fading of the stone will not change the vibrations. If you (accidentally) leave your stone in the sun and the color changes it will still be just as useful as it was before.
If you want to know more about rose quartz and (charging it in) the sun, make sure to read this post I wrote: “Can Rose Quartz Be In The Sun?

On Which Hand Should I Wear A Rose Quartz Bracelet Or Ring?

There are generally two opinions on this topic.

Firstly, some say the left hand is your receiving hand, whereas your right is your giving hand. Depending on what you are looking for from your crystal, you can place it on either of those sides. In this case, this left-in and right-out is said to just be the flow of energy through the body and which never changes.

Others however, believe that this flow of energy changes depending on if you’re left or right-handed. Your dominant hand (the hand that you write with) is your giving hand and releases energy. Your non-dominant hand is the receiving hand.

Rose quartz can be placed on either side, depending on what you are looking for. Do you want to attract more love (receiving hand) or would you like to be more compassionate (giving hand).

As you can see, there are some different views. Personally, I would recommend trying out both sides and see how you feel. Crystals are meant to be used intuitively, so use this to determine which side works for you.

If you don’t want to choose, get yourself a rose quartz necklace. These are especially effective as it keeps to stone close to your heart chakra.

Can You Wear Rose Quartz Every Day?

When it comes to rose quartz’s energy, you can absolutely wear it every day. In fact, it is recommended to so as it allows the stones energy to be fully incorporated into your life.

However, if you have a piece jewelry that you are particularly fond of you might not want to wear it every day. As rose quartz is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness it is durable enough for regular use and isn’t likely to be damaged. But, just like anything when you use it regularly, it most likely won’t look as pretty after a while. Heat, water and just general wear will cause your stone to become less shiny or potentially even chip off. If you shower or clean with rose quartz jewelry on the damage will occur much quicker. More information about rose quartz and water you’ll find in this post: “Can Rose quartz Go In Water?

If you do choose to wear rose quartz every day and you want to splurge a little, it is best to buy a ring in a more protective setting such as a bezel or halo.

Can You Sleep With Rose Quartz On?

You can sleep with rose quartz under your pillow or on your body. In fact, many swear by it. Sleeping with your rose quartz jewelry on helps you to be calm when falling asleep and will give continue to provide this loving, relaxing energy throughout the night. Additionally, if you experience nightmares, sleeping with your rose quartz close to you can help fend them off.

Can You Shower With Rose Quartz On?

The fact that rose quartz scores a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness means it has a high enough score to prevent surface damage. For those unfamiliar, the Mohs scale provides every mineral with a number from 1-10. The higher the number, the more it can handle. For reference, talc is a 1, whereas diamonds are a 10.
As a general rule, a mineral needs to be at the very least a 5, preferably 6, to be able to withstand water. With rose quartzs being a 7, it is unlikely that contact with water will immediately cause damage.

Do keep in mind is that any stone that comes into contact regularly or for extended periods of time will eventually turn dull. This is especially true for polished stones, as they often have a finish over them to make them more shiny. When you expose your stone to water it eats away at this layer first. This is a good thing, as it protects your stone for a little while longer. The bad news however, is that it will also remove the shine. Luckily, it won’t affect its vibrations and you’ll be able to use it just the same. It just won’t be as pretty.

So if you care about the looks of your crystal it might be better to avoid water altogether.

Can You Swim With Rose Quartz On?

As written above, rose quartz is hard enough to withstand water. However beware that submerging your stone for longer periods of time is often a different story.

This is because every stone has miniscule cracks on its surface. Don’t be deceived by your polished jewelry, even the most polished stones have them. Water will go into these cracks and cause them to expand. The larger these cracks, the more likely your rose quartz is to break. Raw rose quartz and geodes are even more likely to split, simply because they have more cracks. As a result, I would not recommend swimming with your rose quartz.

It is even worse if you choose to swim in the ocean or sea with your rose quartz, as the salt in it is detrimental to most crystals. Salt will also cause silver to tarnish so if your rose quartz is in a piece of silver jewelry this would be even worse. If you’re wanting to learn more about rose quartz and salt, I recommend reading this post: “Can Rose Quartz Go In Salt?

Lastly, as stated above, every stone that comes into contact with water regularly will eventually turn dull. So, if you are trying to keep your rose quartz beautiful, it might be better to avoid water.

Rose Quartz Overview

Chakra: Heart
Element: Earth | Water
Zodiac: Libra | Taurus | Aquarius | Capricorn
Benefits: Forgiveness | (Self) Love | Compassion

This is a perfect stone for those looking for a little more love and light in their lives. It is great for when you need some help forgiving someone or having compassion towards a person or situation. The gentle energy is reassuring and calming. Therefore, it is also useful for those experiencing grief.
Rose quartz doesn’t just help you show love to other people, but also to yourself. This is why rose quartz is also the stone of self-love.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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