Ah, love. The songs and the stories tell us it’s what life is all about. But attracting it, and holding onto it, can be quite the challenge.
Love can mean many things to many different people, but whether you’re looking to love yourself, deepen the feelings in an already-existing relationship, heal a broken heart or create space for a new romantic love, we have some recommendations for the best crystals for love to aid you on your journey.
We have to start with rose quartz – the gemstone most closely associated with the heart.
Rose quartz emanates gentle, feminine energies and has been used to resonate with the heart chakra for centuries. It helps the wearer to heal from past hurts and opens the heart to unconditional love.
As well as helping to attract new love or strengthening an existing love, it is also a great stone for self-love.
How to use rose quartz
Wear rose quartz as a piece of jewellery or keep it in your pocket by day. At night, it works well when placed near the bed or under your pillow. You can also hold it over your heart chakra, close your eyes and focus on your desired outcome.
Malachite isn’t often one of the first love crystals that comes to mind, but it holds a lot of power for the heart chakra thanks to its green hues.
The Ying to rose quartz’s Yang, Malachite embodies tough love and no-nonsense. It can be used to break unhealthy patterns and cut ties; it promotes healthy relationships while making the user aware of any poor habits and love choices they may inhabit.
How to use malachite
Malachite is a powerful stone, so, unlike rose quartz, this is not one recommend for regular wear. Instead, lean on malachite when it is needed most by holding it and setting your intentions.
Amethyst is another gentle healer; this serene stone is most commonly associated with the crown chakra and can help matters of the heart by working on matters of the mind. It can help to boost self-worth and self-love, a must for any healthy relationship. It is great for calming situations and for support after a break-up.
How to use amethyst
Wear amethyst as a piece of jewellery or keep it next to your bed or under your pillow to feel its effects.
Sometimes lady luck is needed where matters of the heart are concerned. And this is where aventurine comes in handy. Its reputation for good fortune and its ability to resonate with the heart chakra makes aventurine a great crystal for love, especially for those who are seeking new relationships.
How to use aventurine
Keep this stone close throughout the day to act as your lucky charm.
While this dappled pink and black stone promotes romantic love, it also serves as a reminder that there is both darkness and light in every relationship and that love doesn’t come without its fair share of pain. However, this love crystal works to cleanse pain, anger, hurt and resentment from the heart and from within relationships.
How to use rhodonite
Place rhodonite in the bedroom or in the love corner of your home for greatest impact.
Garnet connects with the root chakra to bring stability and power within oneself; it promotes passion and sexuality to help the wearer confidently express themselves in a relationship. This love stone can also be helpful for healing past traumas and patterns of harmful behaviour.
How to use garnet
Wear garnet as a piece of jewellery – ideally as a necklace – to reap the benefits.