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Pink Gemstone Names – Meaning and Healing Qualities

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Pink gemstones are among the most popular precious stones, regarded as symbols of everlasting love, among other things. This, in addition to the soft colors and feminine shades, is why pink gemstones are a popular choice for engagement rings, jewelry for girlfriends and anniversary gifts. In this article, we’ve rounded up a list of fifteen pink gemstones and the symbolism and healing properties attributed to them.

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Rose Quartz

Large raw rose quartz stone

Raw rose quartz stone by Connect Co. See it here.

Rose Quartz is a stone of selfless love that has the power to awaken in us a feeling of friendship and mildness. It helps timid lovers to express their hidden feelings, while opening the heart and senses to all the beautiful things that surround us in the world. Rose quartz also deepens our sensitivity to art, awakening our imagination, creativity and inspiration.

Many people tend to believe that rose quartz is like a guardian angel that protects us from everything negative or evil. It also promotes a calm, relaxed mind and opens our hearts to love.

Physically, this gemstone can strengthen heart function and induces a peaceful sleep even in moments of emotional agitation, which is why it’s recommended for people suffering from insomnia.

Disclaimer: Wedding KnowHow does not guarantee or validate any of the claims related to the metaphysical and alternative healing powers of this or any other gemstone. This information should in no way be used as a substitute for medical advice.

Pink Sapphire

Cushion cut pink sapphire

Cushion cut pink sapphire by Sapphire Source. See it here.

The name sapphire comes from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’, meaning blue. It refers to the traditional and beautiful color of sapphire, which is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about this stone. However, not all sapphires are blue. In fact, they can occur in almost all colors.

From time immemorial, people have believed that pink sapphires bring loyalty, love, sincerity, happiness and intense love. In Asia, sapphires are compared to lotus flowers because of the similarity in color. This beautiful gemstone is also symbolic of beauty, wisdom and purity. This symbolism predestines the sapphire to be the stone that accompanies love.

Pink Topaz

Natural pink topaz heart pendant

Natural pink topaz heart pendant by Western Fancy. See it here.

Pink topaz is a highly prized, light-red to light violet-red gemstone that resembles a pink diamond. Mined mostly in Pakistan and Brazil, this stone can grow into one of the largest crystals in the world, to the extent where it can be weighed in kilograms, not carats.

Believed to protect the wearer against negativity and feelings of anger, fear or depression, pink topaz is a popular healing gemstone. It brings joy and abundance, improves health, and has the ability to prevent nightmares and drowsiness.

Pink topaz is also used as a ‘friendship stone’ to gain friendships and improve existing relationships. It eliminates bad patterns of behavior and brings hope and healing to life.

Pink Rhodonite

Pink Rhodonite gemstone

Rhodonite gemstone by JMIM Port. See it here.

Rhodonite is a beautiful pink stone that sometimes has black spots and veins due to the element manganese. The black markings make cut rhodonite very decorative. The stone is used for jewelry as well as for various other decorative objects and souvenirs.

In gemstone therapy, the rhodonite is known as a ‘first aid stone’, ideal for use in case of shock after an accident. It helps you to recover from fear and to let go of the stress. Many people believe that rhodonite can improve focus, memory, positivity and the ability to think and make important decisions. It also has the power to reduce depression and certain phobias. The physical benefits of this stone include strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation.

Disclaimer: Wedding KnowHow does not guarantee or validate any of the claims related to the metaphysical and alternative healing powers of this or any other gemstone. This information should in no way be used as a substitute for medical advice.

Morganite

Tumbled morganite crystals

Tumbled morganite crystals by Your Crystal Shop. See them here.

Named after New York banker and gem collector John Pierpont Morgan, this gemstone is owes its lovely color to the trace element manganese found in its composition. Morganite is not usually referred to by its special name, but as ‘pink beryl’ because of its pink to purple color.

Morganite is a pleochroic gemstone which means that it can change color when viewed under different artificial lights. While the color typically changes from pale pink to bluish pink, some varieties of morganite can also have a faint purple fluorescence.

Kunzite

Tumbled kunzite crystals

Medium pink kunzite by raven stone apothecary. See them here.

Kunzite is pink to purple gemstone found in many parts of the world including California and Brazil. Kunzite crystals can become very large, up to a few meters in diameter and have many emotional and physical healing properties. It’s believed that kunzite can make you self-aware and promote strong will, youthfulness and vitality.

In the past, people kept kunzite stones on their person since they believed that it could improve their logical thinking. They also used it to minimize stage fright, exam anxiety, and performance anxiety. If you are under great pressure or mental strain, the kunzite helps you to stay clear and focused.

Kunzite has a particularly strong effect on the hormone system, especially on the thyroid and parathyroid glands. It balances the calcium levels in the blood and influences blood circulation in all tissues and organs.

Malaya Garnet

Malaya pink garnet

Malaya garnet by X Gems. See it here.

Malaya garnet is typically found together with rhodolite garnet. The colors of Malaya garnet range from yellowish-orange to orange and brown-orange with a high spessartine content to a color that’s similar to rhodolite.

Since both rhodolite and Malaya garnet come from the same gemstone family, one is often mistaken for the other. Malaya is also called ‘Umbalith’, after the Umba valley in Northern Tanzania where it’s commonly mined.

Throughout history, Malaya garnet has been valued not only for its gorgeous color and appearance but also as a gemstone with mystical properties. It symbolizes resurrection and regeneration and can help people to get over their painful past.

Pink Spinel

Ceylon pink spinel

Pink spinel from Ceylon by Zain Gems By Rimzan. See it here.

In the past, extraordinarily large red spinel crystals were mined in South Asia and these became valuable property of kings, tsars and emperors. Today, pink spinel is a popular gemstone featured on many royal jewels.

Pink spinel is often confused with other gems such as rubies and sapphires because of the similarities in color. However, it’s easy to recognize this gemstone by its octahedral crystal structure. It’s found in many countries in South Asia including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Back in the ancient times, pink spinel was regarded as a healing gemstone that could reduce physical fatigue, anxiety and nervousness. It could also minimize soreness and physical swelling, while improving the recovering of certain ailments such as problems in joints, bones and muscles.

Pink Opal

Pink opal crystals

Pink opal crystals by Loving Thyself Rocks. See them here.

Pink opal, also known as Andean opal, is a rare gemstone that originated in the mines of Australia. Composed of palygorskite, chalcedony and common opal, this gemstone is translucent to opaque and widely valued for its lovely pink hue.

Pink opal is worn as a healing stone by many people, used to cure stress, anxiety, insomnia and disorders of the heart. It’s commonly regarded as a stone of the heart that soothes troubled feelings and helps to overcome fear. It also strengthens the respiratory system, treats neuroses and helps with infectious diseases.

Pink Zircon

Tanzanian pink champagne zircon

Pink champagne zircon by Kosnar Gem Co. See it here.

Zircon is a gorgeous stone found in Australia, Brazil, the United States, Sri Lanka and Burma. Because of its durability, it’s often used in jewelry, as a healing stone and in the ceramic industry.  Naturally colored zircons in shades of red-yellow are the most coveted and expensive varieties.

Zircons are most often faceted. It is said that zircon gives the wearer greater clarity, focus and renewed energy. As a healing stone, it’s believed that zircon can remove negative energy from the wearer’s energy system, cleansing and purifying their soul. It’s also famous for its ability to protect the wearer from evil spirits and forces.

Pink Freshwater Pearl

Natural freshwater pearls

Natural pink freshwater pearl  by Bead House Co. See them here.

Pink freshwater pearls contain calcium carbonate in a slight crystalline form, which is deposited in concentric layers. Because this gem is natural and organic, it comes in many shapes, each one completely unique.

Natural pearls are the most desirable and are highly valued because of their rarity.  In the past, pink pearls were used in crystal healing to treat digestive tract disorders and musculoskeletal problems. Some say they can aid in fertility and ease the pain and discomfort of childbirth.

Pink Moonstone

Pink moonstone hearts

Pink moonstone hearts by Moor Crystals Devon. See them here.

Moonstone or ‘adular’ has long been known as the protector of travelers. Some people place this stone in their vehicle with the belief that it will protect them and promote safe driving. It has long been used in rituals as a stone of fertility, attracting love and soul mates. 

It’s also said that placing a moonstone under one’s pillow can evoke intelligible vivid dreams.

Moonstone enables the influx of positive energy during relaxation. It reduces emotional instability and can even develop one’s intelligence. 

Pink Coral

Pink coral pendant

Pink coral pendant by Occhidilucecreazioni. See it here.

Many people believe that pink coral is a coral plant, but this is not the case. It’s actually the shell of a marine animal that lives in the colonies. Pink coral has been used for jewelry for many years because of its durability and unique look. Seafarers in the past often kept pink coral with them on their journeys since they believed it would help drive away storms.

It’s believed that pink coral brings inner peace and well-being to life. It helps to balance our emotions and also to achieve the goals we have set. It makes an excellent amulet and promotes friendships and interpersonal relationships.

Pezzottaite

Pezzottaite rough beryl

Natural Pink Pezzottaite by Seaglass Gems by Cherie. See it here.

Pezzottaite, commercially available under the name raspberyl or raspberry beryl, is a new type of mineral. First discovered in 2002 in Madagascar, pezzottaite was named after the Federico Pezzotta, the Italian mineralogist.

Pezzottaite is a pink to raspberry colored stone that’s often mistaken for red beryl or morganite. It’s a gemstone of self-enlightenment and love, commonly used by many people (especially athletes) as an energizing amulet. Its energy helps in the stimulation of growth and according to some, it can even cure various illnesses. The red color of the stone is said to stimulate confidence and self-esteem.

Rhodochrosite

Raw rhodochrosite slices

Raw rhodochrosite slices by Raw Gemstone. See them here.

Rhodochrosite is a beautiful pink stone that’s believed to bring love and compassion to one’s life. According to experts, this gemstone can have a positive effect on the kidneys, reproductive organs and blood circulation. It also has the ability to alleviate migraines, thyroid imbalances, intestinal problems and skin disorders.

While it’s believed that rhodochrosite attracts kindred spirits, the result may not always be the happy experience you desire since soul mates are primarily people who help us learn from the lessons that life presents.

Wrapping Up

While pink gemstones carry a feminine beauty in them, they also come with numerous benefits attributed to them – both emotional and physical. These stones are much sought after and cherished because of their purported mystical abilities and they also make a lovely addition to any jewelry collection.