Rose quartz can go in water for years without harming the crystal, but there may be calcium buildup if the crystal is submerged for a long time.
Why Is Water Bad for Rose Quartz?
There are two kind of water that you might consider "bad" for your Rose Quartz.
Really acidic water can harm Rose stones because the acid in the water dissolves a small amount of crystal.
If the water you're soaking a stone in has lots of limestone (the stuff that cakes your showerhead) then this can be harmful to your quartz.
Not that harmful though, since all the crust can be cleaned off pretty easily with a cloth.
Salt water ≠ acid water! Yes, ocean water is VERY SALTY... and yes it tastes bad. But your crystal won't mind!
In fact, one of the best way to cleanse a Rose Quartz is to give it a salt bath!
How to Cleanse Rose Quartz
Although we personally love a good dirt bath, let's stick a salt bath for this article.
You can cleanse your Rose Quartz by putting it in a bowl of salt for 24hrs.
After 24hrs, dig out your freshly cleansed crystal!
Remember, if your stone has lots of cracks and salt falls in there... just give it a rinse with water. Water won't hurt Rose Quartz!
Will Water Make Rose Quartz Change Color?
Personally, I think it would be pretty cool if it did... but Water will not make Rose Quartz change color.
Rose Quartz won't fade in the sunlight either.
This has no relation to it being a 7 on Mohs scale of hardness, it simply won't change it's structure based on these things.
How to Clean Rose Quartz
While a vinegar bath is perfect for stones like Bloodstone, it will corrode your Quartz.
There are also many types of soaps and detergents that can harm your stone.
But Rose Quartz isn't so sensitive that it will completely dissolve in water like Fishtail Selenite can.
So when you want to clean your crystal, we suggest a dry cloth or some filtered water.
Having sensitive stones is the price we pay for this pink beauty's energy.
Charging Water with Rose Quartz
You can charge water with crystals at home, as long as you use stones that are safe in water and don’t dissolve, corrode, or contain any minerals unfit for human consumption.
There are also some techniques for charging the water with stones by placing them around the jar or on top of a water bottle lid rather than in the water.
Rose Quartz infused water benefits
Some people drink crystal-infused water just to improve their overall health and well-being. This kind of drink is often called a rose quartz elixir.
Rose Quartz in particular can help with all things involving the heart chakra. Helping keep you calm during stressful times, and aids in forgiveness.
There is no hardset rule that says you have to actually drink the water. You can always add the crystal elixir to your bath, or even use the water for your garden.
Infusing Rose with water can help cleanse negative energy, and bring more positivity into your life.
Can you take Rose Quartz into the shower?
Yes! Since we now know that your crystal is safe from water damage, putting it in the shower won't be a problem!
Can you take Rose Quartz in the rain?
While rain contains more acidic minerals than tap water, it's still safe! Don't get too caught up worry about the rain -- your stone will be fine!