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: Romantic Rocks: Gems for Love

Romantic Rocks: Gemstones for Love and Relationships

Gems of Love: Pyrope Garnet, Rose Quartz, Rhodolite Garnet and Pink Sapphire Hearts
Gems of Love: Pyrope Garnet, Rose Quartz, Rhodolite Garnet and Pink Sapphire Hearts

With Valentine's Day on the cards, we take a look at some gemstones that are believed to enhance romance and relationships, whether they are worn in jewelry or placed as decorations in the bedroom. Skeptics and cynics may scoff at such notions, hinting that the power of positive belief may be behind crystal healing. But believers are of the opinion that crystals radiate energy that can have a beneficial effect on the body. Perhaps simply looking at beautiful things helps us to feel better or maybe gemstones do have a therapeutic effect on us. While those with a serious sickness should always seek a medical professional, whatever gets your rocks off is your own business. Without further ado, let's take a look at love stones. To make things simpler, we have grouped the stones by color.

First of all, pink gemstones are said to generally encourage true love, self-love, calmness and compassion. Some of the pink stones that are recommended for love are rose quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, pink opal, pink zircon, pink garnet, morganite, pink spinel, kunzite, pink tourmaline and pink sapphire. Those looking for true love, calmness or wishing to heal a broken heart are thought to benefit from wearing pink stones.

Red for Passion: Ruby (Top) and Rubellite Tourmaline (Bottom)
Red for Passion: Ruby (Top) and Rubellite Tourmaline (Bottom)

While pink is tender, red stones are often associated with the fiery sparks of passion, romance, love and devotion. Just as red roses are symbols of romantic love, ruby is an important gem of love, energy and desire. Some even say that rubies have an aphrodisiac effect on their wearer. Similarly, red garnet is a stone for healthy sexuality, security and stability. Reddish tourmaline (rubellite) is another fine red gemstone that is related to sexual passion, where orange tourmaline is concerned with sexual pleasure.

If red does not rock your boat, moonstone is a gem with white and neutral colors that is said to invite passion in the bedroom and to encourage lovers to appreciate the present rather than dwell on the past. Another neutral colored gemstone that relates to love is pearl. Both moonstone and pearl are believed to promote fertility and compassion. In general, the color white and white gemstones are associated with purity. It is also said that since white contains all color frequencies, all colors can be substituted by white gems. Opal is a gem that can be predominantly white or contain every color of the spectrum, and is attributed with the ability to help its wearer find true love.

True Blue: Larimar, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, Blue Agate and Lapis Lazuli
True Blue: Larimar, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, Blue Agate and Lapis Lazuli

Blue stones seem to have more to do with loyalty, trust and commitment than passionate devotion. Blue sapphire and lapis lazuli gemstones are symbols of sincerity, truth, bonding and fidelity, therefore, these gemstones may be given to those in long-term relationships. Larimar is another blue stone that is believed to be useful in relationships, encouraging calmness, expression of feelings, and promoting love and respect. Blue banded agate is also a stone of peace, communication, understanding and inner strength. A historically important gemstone that remains popular today is turquoise. This blue to green gemstone is believed to help its wearer attract love.

Green gems are generally attributed with the ability to encourage general well-being and provide protection, but some of them are also love stones. For example, emerald is thought to help fertility, heal the heart, create harmony, preserve love and promote faithfulness. Perhaps this is why many couples choose an emerald engagement ring. Prehnite is a light-green gemstone that is not so well-known, but is said by some to encourage unconditional love. For those who prefer something to deepen their love with a deeper green, chrome diopside is a great choice that is thought to promote love and commitment. A vibrant green stone worth considering for relationships is peridot. This bright green gem is said to bring about understanding and to dissipate sadness, anger, fear and jealousy. Perhaps this is why peridot is given for the 16th wedding anniversary.

Whatever your belief, it's all about pure, simple love, and though crystals may or may not heal, love does. Colored gemstones are often given as anniversary gifts and symbols of love. After all, to put it simply, "There is no remedy for love, but to love more." (Henry David Thoreau). Happy Valentine's Day!

  • First Published: February-08-2017
  • Last Updated: July-07-2017
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