9 Powerful Crystals for the Heart Chakra

By Mary Ancillette |

Best crystals for the heart chakra

The Heart Chakra (4th – Anahata) is your center for unconditional love, compassion, relationships, and forgiveness. It’s the energy chest of your emotions, so a blockage or imbalance can have a profound effect on your life.

Found in the center of the chest, the Heart Chakra is both green and pink in color, and connects the lower physical chakras with the higher spiritual chakras. It’s also said to be associated with the thymus gland.

I love using healing crystals to balance this loving energy center. Here are my nine favorite crystals for Heart Chakra, along with tips for how to use them.

Which are the Best Stones for the Heart Chakra?

Rose Quartz

1. Rose Quartz (Stone of Unconditional Love)

Colour: Pink
Chakra: Heart
Origin: USA, Japan, India, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico

Rose quartz, the crystal for unconditional love, is said to be the most important stone for healing the Heart Chakra.

It has a beautiful feminine energy that resonates with both the Heart Chakra and the higher Heart Chakra (also known as thymus chakra). Like many of the stones on this list, rose quartz can help deepen any relationship while purifying the heart.

If you’re looking for romance, wish to ease heartache, grow closer to family members or develop true self-lovemeditating with rose quartz crystals can help.

Tip for Using Rose Quartz: As rose quartz is one of the best Heart Chakra stones, I recommend placing it by your bed or in your relationship corner.


2. Rhodochrosite (Stone for Selfless Love and Compassionate Heart)

Colour: Pink, Orange
Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus and Heart
Origin: Russia, Argentina, USA, Uruguay, South Africa

Rhodochrosite is a wonderful crystal to use as a deep cleanser of the Anahata chakra. It’s particularly useful for easing stubborn blockages caused by past hurts. Being an emotional releaserit raises self-confidence and eradicates self-doubt and self-criticism.

Ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, rhodochrosite’s strong heart-based energy encourages selfless and unconditional love. It’s one of the best crystals for relationships and can help you reconnect with a long-lost friend or family member.

If you wish to bring love into the world, reach your true potential or reconnect with your inner child to bring more joy and playfulness into your life, this pearly crystal will assist.

Tip for Using Rhodochrosite: Guide an old friend back to you by placing a piece of rhodochrosite near a picture of them. As it’s a crystal that’s connected with the Solar Plexus, you can also use it to boost confidence and enhance your personal power.

Emerald crystal

3. Emerald (Stone of Successful Love)

Colour: Green
Chakra: Heart
Origin: Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Columbia, Africa, India, Zimbabwe

Emerald is thought to be the purest form of green-ray energy, so it’s a great option for healing and opening the Heart Chakra.

As the stone of successful love, it can bring balance to relationships, encourage loyalty, and enhance unconditional love. But be careful, as a change of color can indicate unfaithfulness! 

If you’re looking for a crystal that brings physical, mental and emotional balance, emerald is a brilliant choice. As a stone of prophecy, it can also bring wisdom to the wearer.

Tip for Using Emerald: Wear an emerald ring on your little finger or ring finger.


4. Rhodonite (Stone of Self Love and Unconditional Love)

Colour: Pink, Red
Chakra: Heart and Root
Origin: Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Brazil

As a rescue stone, rhodonite is favoured by counselors for encouraging forgiveness and honesty of speech. It’s also one of the most powerful stones for resonating with the Heart Chakra 

Rhodonite has been referred to as an emotional balancer. It can help show both sides of an argument, while also offering balance when stressed. This can be helpful during difficult periods of a relationship, when compromise and compassion are vital.

Taking its name from the Greek word for rosy, rhodonite is also a wonderful stone when your relationship is stuck. It brings youthfulness, joy and harmony back into your life, whilst encouraging the discovery of one’s passion.

Tip for Using Rhodonite: Wear rhodonite as either a broach or long necklace that sits over the Heart Chakra.

Green Aventurine

5. Green Aventurine (Stone of Opportunity)

Colour: Green
Chakra: Heart
Origin: India, Spain, Italy Brazil, China, Russia, Tibet, Nepal

Green aventurine is a lovely stone for promoting harmony. Its soft energy smooths friction or negativity in a relationship, while highlighting and releasing unhealthy patterns and bringing new opportunities.

As aventurine is strongly linked to nature, it’s a strong protector of the Heart Chakra. Use it for a sense of well-being, increased focus and stabilizing of emotions – or for romantic luck later in life.

Tip for Using Green Aventurine: Meditating using green aventurine can keep you calm and relaxed – even when you’re struggling with a hectic lifestyle.

Green Jade

6. Green Jade (Dream Stone and Stone of Fidelity)

Colour: Green
Chakra: Heart
Origin: China, Russia, Middle East, USA, Italy

Green jade is the most common color of the jade ‘family.’ Imbued with purity and serenity, this crystal is great for increasing love, wisdom and cherishing to the wearer.

Aside from improving relationships, jade has been used as a stone of protection by many cultures. It also brings luck to friendships and has the power to enhance your dreams.

If you’re feeling less sure of yourself and need some extra confidence, green jade will assist.

Tip for Using Green Jade: Place jade under your pillow when you sleep to bring luck to your relationships.


7. Amazonite (Stone of Hope and Courage)

Colour: Turquoise Green
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Origin: Brazil, Russia, India, USA, Madagascar

Amazonite’s powerful energy has a stimulating effect on the Heart Chakra and awakens compassion in the user.

An interesting property of this stone is that it supports both the Heart and Throat Chakra, while forming a bridge between the two. This brings balance to a controlling relationship and can make us less critical.

Amazonite can also be used to clear blockages in the Heart Chakra and allow honest and loving communication to flow through.

So, if you’re feeling out of sorts, or could do with a little fun and adventure, amazonite will aid self-discovery, promote harmony and create a positive attitude.

Tip for Using Amazonite: Carry amazonite when you’re traveling (either physically or in your self-development) to encourage a safe journey.


8. Prehnite (Stone of Unconditional Love and Healing)

Colour: Green, Yellow
Chakra: Heart and Solar
Origin: South Africa

Prehnite is usually attributed to the Heart Chakra, but it also links to your Solar Chakra. This combination can calm your worries, release emotional clutter and help connect your heart with nature. It can also bring unconditional love and serenity to the user.

Along with its relationship benefits, prehnite is a wonderful stone for healers or shamans. This is because it enhances prophecy and visualizations, while deepening meditations to aid connection to the cosmic grid.

If you wish to strengthen your spiritual vibration, feel more at peace, or align your actions to your heart and the highest good, prehnite will help.

Tip for Using Prehnite: Place prehnite around your home or office to aid the heartfelt flowing of energy.


9. Malachite (Stone of Transformation)

Colour: Green
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Origin: Romania, Zambia, Russia, Germany, Middle East

Malachite has a vibrant green energy and is one of the most powerful stones for the Heart Chakra. It absorbs negative energies and helps eliminate destructive thought patterns and behaviors.

Being a stone of transformation, its powerful energies will ease heartache and encourage letting go and moving on. It also has a lovely stabilizing energy that brings loyalty to relationships.

If you are looking for a healing gemstone for both the physical heart and emotions, then malachite should be your first choice.

Note: Malachite is also great for empaths, as it can restore balance if you’re feeling overwhelmed by other’s emotions.

Tip for Using Malachite: Wear Malachite jewellery to open your heart to love.

A woman performing yoga

Other Tips for Using Crystals for the Anahata Chakra

Crystals are a wonderful way to unblock, stimulate and balance the Heart Chakra. Here are a few tips for gaining the most from your crystals:

  • Pink stones and green stones resonate strongest with the Heart Chakra. So, placing green or pink crystals around your home will improve the loving energy of anyone who lives there.
  • Crystals can enhance mediation. Place a crystal on the Heart Chakra or hold it in your hands, then focus your attention on unconditional love (or any other Heart Chakra attributes).
  • Try wearing pink or green crystals in jewellery (such as pendants). The vibrational energy can open your heart to the flow of giving and receiving love.
  • Use crystal elixirs and essences to harness the beautiful soft energies of the Heart Chakra.
  • Placing pink or green crystals under your pillow or beside your bed will calm emotions and induce a peaceful environment.
  • A crystal singing bowl (tuned to the note of F) can activate the Heart Chakra.

Aside from healing gemstones, there are plenty of other ways to open and balance the Heart Chakra. Yoga, spending time in nature, surrounding yourself with flowers and thinking loving thoughts can all help. You may also want to try keeping a gratitude diary.

Tip: A balanced Heart Chakra is important, but what about activating and balancing other chakras? I’ve written in-depth guides to Root Chakra stones, Sacral Chakra gemstones, and my favorite crystals for the Third Eye that you may find useful. For connecting with universal energy and higher spiritual realms, you may also want to read about healing crystals for the Crown Chakra.

Angel Grotto Angel Icon

Which Angels are Associated With The Heart Chakra?

The angels I most associate with the Heart Chakra are:

  • Archangel Chamuel – for love and passion
  • Archangel Raphael – The Master Healer
  • Archangel Haniel – ‘Grace of God’

These are lovely angels to invoke when working with crystals. They bring compassion, joy, and love into relationships, while assisting in balancing the Heart Chakra.


Whether you believe in rose-tinted glasses or being in the pink, or indeed have been green with envy, one thing is for certain… love is the truth.

By using these nine healing crystals, each with their unique personalities and benefits, you can open, balance, and heal the Heart Chakra. This will bring self-love, forgiveness, gratitude, and compassion to your life.

My favorite crystal for love is rose quartz. It has a beautiful feminine energy that opens the Heart Chakra and allows compassion and love to flow into all relationships. I like carrying heart-shaped rose quartz crystals to amplify the connection to love.

Mary Ancillette

About the Author: Mary Ancillette

Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and crystal healing expert from the UK. With over 15 years of crystal healing experience, she’s passionate about helping others improve their lives by harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.

2 thoughts on “9 Powerful Crystals for the Heart Chakra”

  1. Thank you for all your lovely information! It has inspired me to try and reconnect with my crystals. I’d like to release any blockages and find balance in myself.


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