Strawberry quartz is a deep pink quartz crystal first found in the 1970s. It is perfect to help unwind, reflect, and find an uplifting perspective when otherwise times may be difficult. Although this stone can sometimes be confused with Rose Quartz, Strawberry Quartz tends to be a more rich, deep strawberry pink.
In this strawberry quartz crystal profile, we go through:
- Strawberry Quartz Properties
- How Strawberry Quartz Is Formed
- Where to Find Strawberry Quartz
- Strawberry Quartz Meaning
- Strawberry Quartz Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
- Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning
Strawberry Quartz Properties
Strawberry quartz is a part of the quartz crystal group, made with silicon, water, and either hematite or iron oxide – sometimes both. The hematite and iron oxide are the ingredients when this crystal is formed that allow it to have the rich pink color tones that have helped this stone become so popular. Other colors this stone can have are dark red, light pink, white, transparent, and even tones of orange.
How is Strawberry Quartz Formed?
Strawberry quartz is formed when silicon and water pool in to fill crevices in the Earth. Iron oxide and/or hematite are usually also present in this mixture, which allows the quartz crystal to create natural tones of red and pink. This mixture in the cracks and crevices of the Earth is then exposed to pressure over a long period of time creating strawberry quartz.
Where to Find Strawberry Quartz
The largest deposits of strawberry quartz are found in Russia and Kazakhstan. More recently, deposits have also been found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, and several locations in South Africa.
Strawberry Quartz Meaning
Strawberry quartz is a deep pink stone of pure joy. It opens your heart to gratitude and connects you back to the simple pleasures in life and all the things there are to appreciate in this world.
When you feel depressed, low, or uninspired, strawberry quartz is uplifting and heart-centered, bringing you back into the present moment. It’s a crystal that inspires celebration and happiness, reminding you to relish in all the goodness that life offers while it’s here and not get too stuck in the worries and what if’s about what could happen.
Strawberry quartz helps you slow down and notice how far you’ve come so you can celebrate your successes! It wants you to suck all the sweet juice out of life and grab hold of fun and pleasure wherever you can find it.
Strawberry quartz energy feels boundless and bright, encouraging friendliness and positivity. It helps you look at your struggles and pain through rose-colored glasses to appreciate all the lessons and clarity the hardships have brought, and pat yourself on the back for getting through it all with strength and resilience.
Strawberry Quartz Metaphysical Properties
Strawberry quartz, in its deep pink hue, connects with the root chakra, heart chakra, and crown chakra, helping bring you into balance from head to toe.
As a root chakra activator, strawberry quartz empowers your strength, stamina, and resilience. It can embolden you to act towards your heart’s desires and helps balance the connection between your physical body and energy body.
Strawberry quartz works mostly with the heart chakra, opening its flow and increasing feelings of unconditional love and appreciation. It’s helpful for all types of relationships- platonic, romantic, and familial- to encourage deeper acceptance and love for all the people in your life, including yourself.
Strawberry quartz connects that heart chakra energy to the crown chakra, helping you plug into the unconditional love of the Universe and the support of the energetic realms. It brings an uplifting perspective of acceptance and forgiveness, helping you see the world through the lens of love.
Strawberry quartz energy is like eating a delicious ripe strawberry on a hot summer’s day, giving you something to smile about no matter what circumstances you’re going through. It’s uplifting and encouraging, soothing resentment, anger, and anxiety.
Containing all the powerful amplification qualities of clear quartz, strawberry quartz amplifies heart energy, opening you up to more unconditionally loving feelings and finding harmony within yourself. It also amplifies your sense of grounding, courage, purpose, and strength.
It’s an emotionally stabilizing stone to support you during some of your darkest moments, helping you grab ahold of resilience and optimism in the face of adversity.
A great stone for workaholics, strawberry quartz helps you shift your perspective to the present moment so you can slow down and relish life more, creating more work/life balance.
If you’re someone who is always go-go-going and finds it hard to just sit and be, to stare at a sunset, or watch the birds pecking bugs off a tree, you’re missing out on a lot of beauty and joy in life that strawberry quartz can help you discover.
It’s a mindset shifter, a day-brightener, and a mood-lifter to help bring you back to the power of now whenever your thoughts are overwhelming or too future-focused.
Strawberry quartz invites laughter and joy, which is a great aid during physical illness and injury, to help you see the bright side of things and focus on healing.
It is energizing for the body, increasing your strength and endurance, helping you push a little harder and go a little farther, all with a smile on your face.
It’s also thought to enhance libido and passion, alleviate aches and pains, and support immune system functioning.
If you need to connect with more love, acceptance, and appreciation for exactly how life is in this moment, strawberry quartz is one of the best crystals to open you to that higher perspective.
If you feel doubt or pessimism around your soul’s purpose or direction in life, strawberry quartz can help direct you towards a vibrant path of joy and fulfillment. When your heart is more open and balanced, you invite more loving energy into everything you do.
What is Strawberry Quartz Good For?
- Slowing down and relishing life
- Shifting your mindset and mood
- Finding gratitude and appreciation
- Celebrating every little thing that’s good
- Opening and balancing your heart space
- Healing depression and anxiety
- Finding what brings you joy & happiness
- Connecting with family and friends
- Creating more work/life balance
- Opening to unconditional love in relationships
- Celebrating yourself and the people you love most
- Believing in yourself and finding purpose
Cleanse & Recharge
To cleanse strawberry quartz, you can run it under cool water or even submerge it in water overnight, to help it release any energy it has gathered.
You can recharge strawberry quartz under the light of the moon for a night, or with your pure intention.
You can also keep it in a selenite bowl when it’s not in use to constantly receive an energetic cleansing and recharging, so it can be ready to use whenever you need it.
Quartz crystals can be programmed using your intention, as they readily store energetic information, so you need to be sure to cleanse it often, especially as you use it for healing purposes.
Once cleansed, you can program it with a specific intention, such as opening you up to more love, or helping amplify all the good in your life!
How to Clean Strawberry Quartz
Strawberry quarts is a hard stone that has a hardness of 7 (Mohs hardness scale).
We recommend using warm water and Castile soap to rub the strawberry quartz with your fingers to break dirt and dust from the surface. Rinse the strawberry quartz crystal clean, then dab dry with a soft cotton cloth. If you have rough strawberry quartz, then you will want to place it on a towel to let it air dry.
Although strawberry quartz is becoming more popular, it is still a relatively unknown hidden gem to those of us looking for lower-cost alternatives to the mainstream popular crystals that can help us with slowing down, reflection, and rebalancing.
The cost of strawberry quartz can range from $1.50 for a polished stone or $15 for a nice-sized strawberry quartz tower. Depending on the type of stones you like to have in your collection and how you will use it, these can range from under $1 to well over $400 for extra-large strawberry quartz points.