The best quality comes from the Malagasy Republic, although Brazil is the largest supplier. Traces of included rutile needles cause six-rayed stars to appear when cut into cabochons. The message of rose quartz is self love. You must be able to love yourself before you can love others or allow love into your life. If you do not feel worthy of another’s love, you block the flow of love into your being and it is impossible for you to flow it outward to someone else. A lack of self respect or self esteem usually has its roots in some mysterious past event that generated shame or self recrimination and closed the heart to receiving. Rose quartz has the ability to heal that shame.