Rose Quartz is one of the many quartz varieties used as a gem material. Rose Quartz jewelry is thought to have first been crafted by Assyrians circa 800 to 600 BC. The Assyrians, along with the Romans, may have been the first to use this stone. Known as the “love stone,” it was said to balance emotions and to heal anger and disappointment. In modern days, according to GIA (Gemology Institute of America), the finest-quality Rose Quartz typically comes from Brazil.