Rose Quartz is a stone that encourages love. While it aids in fostering romantic love, it is also important for familial love, love between friends, and self love. It is a powerful heart healer. Rose Quartz strengthens your sense of empathy, sensitivity, and can be helpful in acceptance of new beginnings. It is also known for stress relief, and can help to calm negative emotions. Rose Quartz stimulates the Heart Chakra, helping to balance the heart and open you to new love and positive emotions. It is a calming stone, and helps to soothe you emotionally. It can also open you to compassion, and it is especially important to aid in loving and accepting yourself.