In roman times, this rosy-pink stone was symbolic of love and reconciliation, and was often given as a gift of love. The pink tones of naturally occurring rose quartz are caused by iron and titanium. However, most rose quartz in the bead market is dyed to maintain a uniform color. Both natural and dyed rose quartz will fade in bright sunlight, so take care to avoid over exposure. Don't forget to check out our ever growing selection of quartz beads!