As we head into Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to talk about the gems of love — gemstones that have been used in various cultures to attract, strengthen and maintain love. The metaphysical properties of each of these gems make them especially suitable for Valentine’s Day jewelry. After all, who doesn’t want a little more love in their lives?!
Rose quartz is often called the stone of love. Associated with the heart chakra, it is said to soften and open the heart allowing love to enter. Rose quartz helps with sensitivity, compassion and trust. It is also a stone of self-love and maternal love.
Moonstone is associated with the moon, and therefore represents goddess energy. The sacred feminine energy in moonstone calls forth passion and enhances physical relationships. Moonstone is called the stone of unconditional love, calling upon the sacred in each of us.
Emerald is a calming, grounding stone associated with the heart chakra. This promoter of harmony in the family helps to cool an angry heart and bring relationships back to an even keel. Emerald is a stone of abundance, which is not always about money. It also calls forth an abundance of love, affection and joy.
Sapphire has long been considered a stone of fidelity and commitment. This ancient use was on display when it was chose for Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring, now worn by the lovely Princess Catherine. Let’s hope that Prince William loves up to the stone’s reputation a little better than his father!
So, have fun making your love-infused jewelry! And Happy Valentine’s Day to you!