LOVE STONES | Dakota Stones BLOG 2.14.2022
Love doesn’t need to be just about romance or family, it can be associated in the way we feel towards strangers, humanity as a whole, or even ourselves. Cultivating a sense of love allows us to feel more empathy and to speak and act with kindness and generosity. Since energy work and metaphysical properties are becoming more mainstream these days, we want to take the time to give some basic information on some stone types thought to promote love.
Rose Quartz has a long history as a symbolic stone of love. It is thought that it may have been used as a love token as early as 600 BC. Rose quartz is most commonly known as a stone to beckon or strengthen romantic love. It is even said to help comfort the hearts of those who were deprived of love and nurture during formative years. It is also said to bring strength to the bonds of family and friendship. Last, rose quartz was considered by ancient Egyptians and Romans to have powers of beautification and wrinkle protection.
Garnet is a stone attached to strong, intense feelings as well as physical attraction. Throughout history, garnet has been strongly associated with physical acts of love and desire. It is also thought to have helped widowed spouses through their journey of grief and to seek and find new relationships. An interesting, although not loving, fact is that in 1892 garnets were used as bullets by Hanza tribesmen rebelling against British troops in Kashmir. The idea was that a blood colored stone would inflict more damage to an enemy.
Ruby is thought to be energetically similar to garnet. It is said to stimulate sensual and sexual energy and to help deepen commitment and connection between couples. It’s also thought to help us communicate more lovingly with those who may have hurt us, and enhance our innate protective feelings of those around us. Ruby is reputed to help those who feel unloved or unlovable and cultivate personal power.
Kunzite is thought to help bring down our emotional walls, make us more receptive to love, and allow us to open our minds and hearts to unconditional, abundant love. Kunzite is thought to help heal the heart after the loss of a relationship by allowing us to let go of the past and inspire us to remain in the present. It is a stone thought to promote acts of self-protection and expression. Also known as “The Stone of Joy.”