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Concerning rose quartz changing color?

My boyfriend bought me a rose quartz crystal to wear around my neck.
Rose quartz is supposed to promote loving emotions and help unblock any loving feelings so that they may flow more freely. So I thought it was a pretty thoughful gift and had him cleanse and then charge it for me.
However, I’ve noticed the crystal, which is normally a bright pink hue, changes color occasionally to a clear white, much like a regular quartz crystal. In my work with crystals, I’ve never seen that happen before, and I don’t know if it has to do with me, the one wearing it, or him, the one who charged it.
Any ideas?

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  • Hi l have a pink quartz ring that was all one colour when bought but now it has like a yellow stain with a dark line going half way up the middle of the ring. I was wondering what would cause that?

  • Also, higher grade pink quartz is more clear. It can look like a deeper color indoors and almost clear outdoors. While some people say deeply clouded pink quartz has more healing properties, it is probable that the reason people make that claim is that this is the the cheaper grade of pink quartz predominant in the market place. It is rare and cool to find AAA grade pink quartz that is more clear or translucent. If indeed that is what you have, you should thank your sweet boyfriend for that. Another note about pink quartz is that it is rather soft on the MOHS scale and should be stored in a safe place away from your other jewelry so it won’t be bumped or scratched. Pink quartz can also fade with too much exposure to light. Enjoy this beautiful symbol of love and stop focusing on your fears.

  • Some quartz like cat’s eye quartz changes color depending on light conditions. It may be the perfect pink of rose quartz in a blue light and clear, grey or purplish in outdoor lights. Because it is translucent it can also pick up light from objects around it: i.e. your hands, clothes, the atmosphere, etc. This has nothing to do with it draining energy from you!! It is actually an especially cool, rare property of the stone. Think of it instead as responding to movement and changes in light as the light dances around you. In some rare cases the stone can appear to glow from the inside, adulerescence, or have chatoyancy or an asterism in it. These goddess/god stones are especially valuable. Don’t get confused. Accept your stone as it is and then look for the marvelous properties within it. Color change is an especially wonderful gift in any stone.

  • dear frnds….if ur crystals change their original colour…that can not be a rose quartz cause rose quartz never changes its colour….it must be pink variety of quartz….i also have many…it is called pink quartz….it can be defined by its colour changing property with the increasing temperature…if u wear it it become smoky white cause of ur body heat..if u trying to burn it, it become blue…and in normal temperatura it again will find its original colour…
    so dont think much about that its natural

  • my husband rose quartz turned almost colorless , a very pale cloudy pink in 4 days of him keepin it on him …. what is the best way to clean and recharge this stone? what is the reasoning for this color change? and what would the cloudy color represent. This was also matched up with a yellow citrine, would that have anything to do with it?
    what can you tell me. i am just now gettin into the world of rock and i am in love with it.

  • your energy is draining it, it is not the right stone for you. crystals can change from completely opaque to clear if your energy flows strongly.
    however if the crystal is cloudy this is an entirely different meaning altogether. email me if you want more infor. To remove a blockage an entirely different stone would need to be used, this is why your stone is drained. Rose quartz is given a sign or friendship and love. You should cleanse the stone regularly.

    • I’ve also had a similar problem with this. The stones were not a bright pink but definitely had a pink hue. I’ve noticed that them have become so clear as to look like normal quartz….in all lighting. I’ve been using this necklace to stimulate my heart chakra. Is it a good idea for me to make several necklaces and alternate them that way im always getting the effect I desire?

    • Hi Kymm r,

      Can you help, my crystals lose colour and get smoky bands. Do you know what that means? I’ve worn some of them but I’ve never used them for healing.

      Kind regards

      • my friend gave me a rose quartz bangle that she had worn for 6 months, but she removed it because she thought the bangle “bit” her around the wrist.

        i like the pink hue of the bangle, but i noticed that it looked “blackish” and not as pretty as when my friend first wore it. I’ve not worn it as it has not been cleansed and also I’m wary of the blackish hue on the rose quartz.

        Should I give the bangle back to my friend or is there a way for me to cleanse it for myself?

        • burn some sage in a smudge pot and smudge your crystal, asking it to release any negative energy it may be holding onto.

    • my friend gave me a rose quartz bangle that she had worn for 6 months, but she removed it because she thought the bangle “bit” her around the wrist.

      i like the pink hue of the bangle, but i noticed that it looked “blackish” and not as pretty as when my friend first wore it. I’ve not worn it as it has not been cleansed and also I’m wary of the blackish hue on the rose quartz.

      Should I give the bangle back to my friend or is there a way for me to cleanse it for myself?

    • Hey, I have a problem with my rose quartz bracelet. It is very pale pink(almost white)Although some of the pieces are a bit darker but…I’m conserned. I bought it 2 days ago(on 25th) and it was almost white when I bought it. Now its a bit darker and i cleaned it but its still pale. Why do you think its like that? I have many crystals but I only have a problem with the rose quartz. How do you think I should clean it and take care of it so it would turn nice pink?

  • Rose quartz changes colors in light reflections, so it’s not you or him. It’s the nature of the crystals.
    However, keep charging it.
    I have an amethyst and it goes from deep purple to a light purple at certain angles, so it’s nothing bad. Also, the other kinds of crystals can do that too.

  • I’ve seen it before. I usually think it’s related to drawing all of the energy out of the crystal. So maybe you need to only wear it off and on, or perhaps you need to cleanse and charge it more often, becaue you’re taxing what it can do.
    I’ve done it before, htough. Hell, I’ve even demagnetized magnets before.

  • It’s all about how it is refracting light. Most rose quartz is not very “bright pink” at all. All quartz is quartz, SiO2, the different colors are due to impurities. Rose quartz commonly has manganese or tiny mineral fibers that refract light differently. Since light determines what you see, the color will definitely appear to change. If you choose to go with the energy fluctuation explanation (and light IS energy) then I would say that it is you, not him, that has the most influence on your stone. I work with stones also, and what you describe is more common than you may think. Your stone is simply attuning itself to your own energy changes, I believe, and it is nothing to worry about, but you may wish to note your mood and the circumstances around you when the color appears to change. You will also do well to cleanse your stone and recharge it with your own intent. It is YOUR stone now.

  • Most rose quartz is not bright pink, so if I saw a bright pink quartz crystal I’d assume that it has been color treated through some process.

    Some of these color treatment processes are not permanent and the color can fade due to time or exposure to sunlight. Some naturally colored minerals will also fade over time when exposed to sunlight. Fluorites can be particularly prone to this and many collectors tend to keep such fluorite specimens in the dark.

    It was very sweet of your boyfriend to give you such a gift. In the name of ridding the world of ignorance though, I have to say that quartz does not “charge” and is not “cleansed” by moonlight.

    Quartz can exhibit something called the piezo-electric effect, which is disruption of electron distribution within the crystal due to stress, or stress within the crystal due to electron disruption, and this property is often utilized in electronic circuits to produce a buzzer, but that’s about it for “energies”.

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