Published January 2015  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Girasol Rose Quartz is a variety of Rose Quartz.  It could potentially be found anywhere Rose Quartz grows, but most pieces comes from Madagascar and South Africa.  It is transparent to translucent with a pale pink or pink-orange color, with a subtle opalescence due to microscopic air and water bubbles trapped within it.  Energetically it is very similar to regular Rose Quartz, but the energy is a little bit softer, like filtered light rather than bright light.  It evokes a calm wisdom that is soothing to be around.  Girasol Rose Quartz is an excellent tool for channeling reiki and helps energy workers have boundaries so as to not become overwhelmed.

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Girasol Rose Quartz Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Girasol Quartz is a powerful stone for anyone on a spiritual path and particularly good for energy healers, such as Reiki practitioners. It encourages our energy to flow freely and to be directed as needed for healing and transformation. Equally important, Girasol Quartz helps energy healers to maintain healthy boundaries and not give away energy indiscriminately.

Metaphysical Properties Girasol Rose Quartz
Chakra Heart
Element Storm
Numerology 7
Zodiac Taurus and Libra

Emotional Healing Properties

Girasol Quartz assists us in understanding and clarifying our feelings, especially ones connected to love or sensuality. It helps us be true to ourselves and to confidently claim our heart’s desire. Girasol Quartz, like other varieties of Rose Quartz, has an incredibly soothing effect on the emotions. From reducing daily worry to healing major emotional trauma, Girasol Quartz is an incredibly versatile healing stone. Girasol Quartz is also very good at helping us create regular self-care rituals and routines which help us remain emotionally healthy and strong.

Mental Healing Properties

Girasol Quartz is a stone for helping us visualize goals that will bring us joy and direct our energies towards that path. It enhances both communication and creativity. Girasol Quartz is especially good for any “wisdompreneur,” a business person working in areas that call for great wisdom, such as therapy, life coaching, psychics, etc. It helps us remain in our integrity and to always choose the path of real love.

Physical Healing Properties

Girasol Quartz is said to be a stabilizing and strengthening stone for the physical heart. It is also commonly used to treat sexual disorders, especially those with a psychosomatic origin. Girasol Quartz may also be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, and to help with immune system imbalances.

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Girasol Rose Quartz Mineralogy

Where does Girasol Rose Quartz come from?

Quartz is found throughout the world, but the variety known as Girasol Rose Quartz is found only in Madagascar and South Africa.

Mining and Treatments

Quartz is found all over the world and may be a primary or secondary mineral in a mining operation.  In most cases, Amethyst is the only variety that is valuable enough to justify a larger-scale mine.  Other quartz varieties are typically  mined in tandem with other precious metals and minerals, but by themselves wouldn’t be valuable enough to justify the work.  Generally, the Quartz is found in its primary location still associated with its igneous rock matrix.  Girasol Quartz is an opalescent variety of Clear Quartz.

All Clear Quartz is natural and enhanced only by cutting and polishing. The most desirable varieties are transparent, either clear as glass or with attractive prisms that sparkle in the light and cast rainbows.  Girasol Quartz has a slight opalescent quality, which means that instead of looking like glass, it reflects light back and changes color, most often appearing to have a faint orangish hue.  Girasol Rose Quartz is Rose Quartz with this opalescent quality.

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Mineral Family

Girasol Rose Quartz is a Silicate mineral.  Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a silicon atom in the center and oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form a wide variety of minerals and rocks.  There are six main groups of silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar.  The Quartz family has two main main groups, macr0-crystalline and micro-crystalline.  The macro-crystalline minerals form large well-shaped crystals that are often transparent, while the micro-crystalline only form microscopic crystals and are always opaque.  Girasol Rose Quartz is an opalescent variety of Rose Quartz.

Girasol Quartz’s energy works well with its family – other macrocrystalline Quartz minerals.  Try it in combination with AmethystAmetrineCitrinePrasiolite, and Smoky Quartz.  It works particularly well with Girasol Quartz.

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Girasol Rose Quartz, Madagascar

Girasol Rose Quartz Formation and Crystal Associates

Quartz crystals are created when liquid magma from a volcanic eruption cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals.  Once the Quartz has formed, a large hollow is often called a “druze,” while a smaller hollow is a “geode.”  These druze and geodes can be removed from the host rock and then split open to revel the crystals inside.  If no trace elements are present to change its color, the silica acid becomes Clear Quartz.  In the case of Girasol Quartz, during formation aluminum-rich water bubbles became trapped inside the crystal, resulting in an opalescent sheen.  This is similar to the way that Black Obsidian becomes Rainbow Obsidian.  Girasol Rose Quartz typically gets it’s pink color from titanium.

Girasol Rose Quartz’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Aquamarine and Bismuth.

Mineralogy Girasol Rose Quartz
Chemical Formula SiO2
Cleavage None
Color Pink
Crystal System Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit Prismatic
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness – Mohs Scale 7
Luminescence Pale yellow, white, or blue (short and long wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Tectosilicate
Specific Gravity 2.7
Streak White
Transparency Translucent to opaque

History of Girasol Rose Quartz

Quartz comes in every shade of the rainbow.  While some colors of Quartz, like purple Amethyst, have long historical traditions, others like pink Rose Quartz were barely mentioned prior to the last few decades.  This is partially because their primary deposits weren’t found until relatively recently and also because these semi-precious gems don’t have the same monetary value as their more expensive cousins. During the 20th century, the metaphysical properties of each shade of Quartz was explored by crystal intuitives who wrote down their impressions in modern lapidaries.

Rose Quartz underwent the greatest transformation, going from a barely known pink mineral to one of the most important healing crystal of our time.  During ancient and medieval times, there were references to pink, green, blue and yellow gems, but it’s difficult to know exactly which mineral was being referenced.  Does a “pink gem” automatically signify Rose Quartz or could it just as easily be a reference to Morganite, Thulite or pink Tourmaline?  In the mid-20th century Rose Quartz from Brazil, South Africa, and Madagascar were mined for a growing collector’s market.  The beautiful pink color caught the attention of the metaphysical world and it became extremely popular.

Girasol Rose Quartz is a marketing name for a variety of Quartz that displays an opalescent quality.  The definition of Girasol is “to reflect light in a luminous glow.”  The word originated in the late 16th century in Italy from gira “to turn” and sole “sun.”  Girasol Rose Quartz is a Rose Quartz that has this opalescent quality.  The opalescent affect in Girasol is natural and typically subtle.  By contrast, this effect is very noticeable in Opalite, a manmade opalized glass.  Both Girasole Quartz and Opalite get their opalescence from microscopic water or gas bubbles.

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