Rose quartz is one of the most beautiful crystals in the world. It comes in various shades of pink and various degrees of translucency.
Since it’s a symbol of unconditional love, it is one of the most significant crystals on the planet. Its powerful healing energies can bring a positive transformation in anyone’s life. This is why I think so many people own and use this crystal.
However, there is something that can happen with rose quartz that most people don’t understand – and it’s something I’ve noticed in some of the crystals in my own collection.
This crystal is susceptible to turning white over time. If this happens to you, you will obviously wonder why. Well, there are many reasons why this can happen. And, for the most part, you don’t have to be concerned. Below, I will talk about these reasons in more detail.
Why Has My Rose Quartz Turned White?
There are primarily five reasons why your rose quartz may turn white. There may be others, but these are the most common reasons. It’s important to understand which of these applies to you. That way, you will be able to take care of your crystal properly and maintain its natural colour.
1) Absorption of Natural Oils In Our Bodies
As you may already know, the skin produces a lot of different substances. Sweat and oils are two of the most common ones.
You may not realize it, but both these things can interact with rose quartz crystal and cause it to become paler. They are potent enough to react with the mineral composition of the crystal. When this happens, the natural pinkish hue changes into something paler.
So, if you happened to have a rose quartz crystal that was already light pink in colour, it may become white after a while. Especially if you wear it on your body on a regular basis.
A good way to counteract this is to submerge your rose quartz crystal in water during the night. This will wash off a lot of the natural oils it might have come in contact with during the day. However, even this isn’t a full-proof solution for the long term.
2) Absorption of Chemicals
Similar to how rose quartz crystal can react with natural oils, it can also react to synthetic chemicals. In fact, these chemicals react even more vigorously with this crystal.
Most commercial skincare and cosmetic products contain a lot of harsh synthetic chemicals in them. If you wear your rose quartz crystal as jewellery, it will absorb these chemicals.
This will give the crystal a whitish hue, and it will no longer look like rose quartz. Since it’s difficult to avoid skincare and cosmetic products, what you can do to counter their effects is to switch to herbal options.
They are healthier for your skin and don’t react too much with the rose quartz crystal. Plus, you can wash off your crystal from time to time, as I mentioned in the previous point.
3) Exposure To Heat
Heat is another factor that causes a lot of changes to objects’ physical and chemical properties. And that too, on a molecular level. Rose quartz crystal is not immune to these changes.
So, if you expose your crystal to an atmosphere where there is a lot of heat, you can expect it to change its colour. It could turn into a more greyish or whitish hue.
Now, it’s not as if a little bit of heat is enough to do the damage. No. For moderate temperatures, you need prolonged exposure to notice any change in colour.
However, in conditions of extreme heat, it might take only a few hours to a few days. Also, if there is a lot of humidity along with a high temperature, expect a faster reaction.
4) Exposure To Sunlight
Next up is sunlight. And no, I am not talking about the heat from the sun. I am talking about pure sunlight. Generally, it is believed that sunlight can charge any crystal and even purify it. This also enhances the healing energies of the crystals.
However, it can also affect the colour of different crystals, especially your rose quartz. And I think this is the reason some of my rose quartz crystals have lost some of their colour.
To understand this, we need to delve deeper into science.
You see, sunlight contains many different types of radiation and electromagnetic waves. The sun emits ultraviolet rays, visible light, and infrared light. These high-energy waves can alter the chemical properties of various crystals.
In this case, your rose quartz crystal becomes paler over time if you expose it to sunlight a lot. Too much sun and it can become pure white in colour. This is not a bizarre phenomenon. In fact, you might have observed that many of your clothes fade in colour over time. This is because of sunlight exposure.
5) Presence of Negative Energies In Your Aura Or Surroundings
Finally, we come to the spiritual reason. You might already know that crystals interact with our energy body.
They can purify your energy by driving away negative energies. They can also bring your chakras to balance and heal any ailments you might be facing.
Rose quartz, in particular, is also known as the heart stone. This is because its healing energies are most effective on the heart chakra.
So, if your rose quartz crystal has turned into white, it could be because your heart chakra has/had a lot of negative or stale energy in it. The crystal could have absorbed some of this negative energy and turned white as a result.
It could also have absorbed negative energy in your aura or from your surrounding area. If this is the case, you need to cleanse your crystal as soon as possible.
To do this, you could use white sage to smudge the crystal, or bury it in the ground to allow Mother Earth to cleanse it. Recharging it in the light of a full moon is also highly recommended.
Remember, this won’t restore the crystals colour, but it will remove the negative energy so you can continue to work with the crystal.
Rose quartz is a beautiful pink healing crystal, perfect for working with the heart chakra or for manifesting love. And although it can come in a variety of pink hues, it is also possible for the stone to lose its colour and turn almost white.
There are many reasons for why your rose quartz crystal may turn white and I hope this article has helped you to understand this a little more.