As gemstones go, Rose Quartz is about as famous as they get. It's astoundingly abundant across the world and has been used in some of the most eye-catching everyday jewellery out there.
Affectionately known as the Love Stone, or the Crystal of Unconditional Love, but to many it's unclear why. As with many of the world's great stories, the roots lie in its mythological associations with Ancient Greece and the goddess of love, lust and beauty, Aphrodite. Discover the role that Rose Quartz played in some of the greatest Greek myths with Monica Vinader below.