Ethan Lazzerini

5 Crystals for the Heart Chakra and Emotional Healing

5 Crystals for the Heart Chakra and Emotional Healing

5 Crystals for the Heart Chakra and Emotional Healing

Here are five healing crystals for the Heart Chakra. They clear, heal and open the energy center of the heart. Learn how to use them for emotional healing…
Out of all the Chakras this is the one that I get asked about the most. Imbalances in this Chakra are common and will take time to heal. I have selected some of the most useful and easy to obtain crystals for the Heart Chakra from my little book Crystal Healing For The Chakras. But first let’s get clear on the energy of this Major Chakra.
Crystals for the Heart Chakra

Crystals for the Heart Chakra (Pin this to Pinterest)


About the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is also known as The Fourth Chakra, the Heart Center and the Anahata Chakra in Sanskrit. It is located in the middle of the chest area. Commonly associated with the colour green but also pink. Physically this Chakra relates to the Thymus gland, the chest area, upper back, lungs and your physical heart.


The Heart Chakra Rules:

Your Feelings


How to use Heart Chakra Crystals

There are many ways to experience the therapeutic power of crystals for the heart center. You can place the stone over the Heart Chakra (See diagram below) for 10 to 15 minutes while visualising an emerald green or pink light shinning from the center of your chest. You may wish to incorporate affirmations into this:


Heart Chakra Affirmations:

“I love. I am love. I am loved.”
“It is safe to love.”
“I completely love and accept myself.”
You can also wear Heart Chakra crystals as a necklace over the heart area or as a bracelet. Even carrying the stone is a little bag with you brings its energy into your Aura.


Chakra Chart showing the Heart Chakra in green

Chakra Chart showing the Heart Chakra in green

5 Crystals for the Heart Chakra:

As always, choose the crystal that feels right for you. You don’t need all these stones. Read the descriptions for a guide to how they work, some are gentle some are stronger.

Rose Quartz

It wouldn’t be an article on the Heart Chakra if it didn’t mention this well-loved crystal. Rose Quartz is a gentle but effective heart healer. It relates most to issues around love, relationships and self love.


Rose Quartz is an essential crystal for the Heart Chakra.

Rose Quartz is an essential crystal for the Heart Chakra.


Green Aventurine

Easy to find and inexpensive. Green Aventurine is also another very soothing stone to work with. It balances and heals the Heart Chakra and your emotions.


Green Aventurine heals the Heart Chakra

Green Aventurine heals the Heart Chakra



Harder to find and not cheap. This crystal is a really deep cleanser of the Heart Chakra. An ideal stone for stubborn Heart Chakra blocks and deep emotional wounds. If other crystals have not worked for you, time to release the Rhodochrosite!


Rhodochrosite is banded with light and or deep pink

Rhodochrosite is banded with light and or deep pink



The colour varies a lot with this crystal. An all round healing stone that balances and clears the Heart Chakra really well. Work with Amazonite to anchor healing energies and bring about emotional  shifts in vibration.


Amazonite ranges from green to blue green, can have white or black veins.

Amazonite ranges from green to blue green, can have white or black veins.


Green Jade

Real Green Jade is not cheap and often faked. Many people don’t realise Jade also works on the Heart Chakra. It is also a gentle stone and brings a peaceful energy where negativity and emotional pain resides. It also protects the heart.


Nephrite Jade Tumble Stone. Jade comes in many shades of green.

Nephrite Jade Tumble Stone. Jade comes in many shades of green.


What other Heart Chakra crystals do you like to work with? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
With gratitude,


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Crystal Healing For The Chakras Book


23 thoughts on “5 Crystals for the Heart Chakra and Emotional Healing

  1. Ildikó Mészáros

    Thanks for your guarding! All of them are beautiful and very useful for the heart. Nowadays my new favourites are Amazonite and Jade. Rodonite is more powerful for me then Rose Quartz, but Rhodocrosite is too much, that’s my Mom’s favourite. 🙂 Aventurine is always a good choice with Moss Agate. 😉

  2. Mica

    I love working with turquoise for my heart chakra, I know it is usually used for the throat but I have a deep connection with it for my heart chakra activation & healing, it is very protective & that works very well for me as I’m very emotional & empathic by nature. This is a great article, thank you for sharing.

  3. Joan

    Yes Ethan ,I am very interested in Chakra learning and emotional healing.Ibecame interested late last summer when new problems started.Iwant to learn more.Keep me in touch.I’d like to learn more this coming winter”

        1. Cherry

          I find Morganite superb for cleansing negativity from the heart chakra.

          It also has other uses:
          • It’s fantastic at soothing troublesome menses;
          • It’s good at blocking nightmares, especially in children;
          • It’s extremely helpful for women close to or undergoing the Change of Life — it helps us to accept and deal with the loss of our fertility and youth, and reminds us that just because we can no longer have children, doesn’t mean we’re only fit for the scrap heap;
          • It can also help men who’ve been brought up with outdated notions of manhood (“a real man doesn’t show emotion” etc), showing them that it is acceptable – indeed healthy – to emote, and how to do it without feeling emasculated. Further, it helps eradicate toxic masculinity.

          Love and Light.

  4. Sue

    Would Unakite be good, as it is both pink and green? I was also wondering about Lepidolite – isn’t it good for depression and the emotions, so would work well for the heart chakra? I would value your thoughts on these. Many thanks for all of your wonderful work, it is so inspiring.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Sue, yes Unakite is great for the Heart Chakra and the colours as you spotted indicate this. Yes that is a bit more advanced way of using crystals, so you can use a crystal that isn’t normally associated with a Chakra. The properties can be used on a Chakra if that is what you need. So Lepidolite could be used to clear these negative emotions from the Heart Chakra. Another example is using Hematite to protect someones heart and sensitive emotions.

    2. Cherry

      @Sue: Yes, absolutely. Unakite – a type of Jasper – is very good for the heart chakra. All Jasper is protective and nurturing, and Unakite’s colour combo makes it a good protector and nurturer of the heart.

      For potentially even more heart protection, if you can find it, classic Watermelon Tourmaline is absolutely brilliant. There are in fact several colour ‘modes’ of Watermelon Tourmaline, but the one that’s best for the heart chakra is green on the outside and pink in the middle — just like its namesake fruit. That’s what’s known as the classic mode.of the gem.

      Watermelon Tourmaline has a perfect balance of masculine (green) and feminine (pink) energies; like all Tourmalines, it’s protective; it’s a superb repeller of negative energy; and its green component cares for the physical heart superbly well, while its pink component looks after the emotional aspect equally effectively. I’m fortunate to have a beautiful polished part slice of classic Watermelon as a pendant (this kind of Tourmaline can also come in green to blue and blue to pink – as regarded from the surface to the core of the stone – which I have too, but as loose crystals), and wearing it, I feel just as safe as I do when I wear Black Tourmaline: surrounded by a lovely white light that’s almost Angelic in nature, but without the grounding effect of the Black variety. I have worn and carried the two colours of Tourmaline separately (worn the pink and carried the green), but while that works OK, I feel it lacks the alchemical mix of energies provided by the two combined in the same stone.

      Of the two, I would personally favour the Tourmaline; but that’s undoubtedly because, for me, not many forms of Jasper work well or indeed at all.

      Love and Light.

  5. Whitney Brasington

    Hi Ethan, Thanks for the great article. My daughter recently got 3 micrdermal implants over her sternum and Heart Chakra. I was not a huge fan of them, but she says she’ll wear gemstone tops which would make me feel better. What are your thoughts on Emeralds for the Heart Chakra? She’s young, healthy, and hasn’t had any trauma that I’m aware of, so I’m looking for gemstone toppers that would have a peaceful, protective energy. So far I’ve not been able to find any Rose Quartz or Jade dermal tops in stock. Thanks for your feedback!

    1. Cherry

      Hi Whitney,

      The Beryls are among my soul crystals, and I can tell you that Emerald is fantastic for this purpose; but just a small caveat: like almost all the Beryls, Emerald protects its wearer by soaking up negativity before it reaches them. If you wish to use it, and can get hold of it in an appropriate form, it’s ideal; but please make sure your daughter cleanses it regularly.

      One alternative I haven’t seen mentioned here, would be Verdelite (Green) Tourmaline. This wonderful soothing crystal is the premier healer for the physical, as opposed to emotional, heart – the organic engine that gets blood and oxygen around our bodies – and is excellent at regulating the heart’s electrical activity. It also has a potent connection to Mother Nature and the peaceful, soothing plant kingdom; you might even consider teaming it with Emerald? You could also add Peridot, with its gift of cellular renewal.

      Love and Light.

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  7. Charissa G.

    Hi Ethan,

    Thank you for sharing your article. I’ve had great success in wearing nephrite jade over my heart for extended periods. After a bad break up years ago, it helped me regain my self-love, self-esteem and self-respect and I felt an outpouring of love. It helped me to be kind to myself. I believe stones are very powerful healers when worn on the body, as they affect the auric field.

  8. Tom

    Hi Mr. Lazzerini,
    I am happy you shared that.
    I have very severe ADHD that worsened from my concussion and could definitely also use a heart chakra cleanser and protector. But first, does the book have pictures and describe properties, which chakra etc?
    I’d be interested very much.

    I do have a good friend who has had such a tremendous amount of emotional trauma losing a child, divorced, etc. She also needs a clearer mind and feels sluggish. Her self image is damaged.

    Please help me out and I’ll buy it If I can afford it the book that is

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      If you mean my book Crystal Healing For the Chakras, yes it has full colour photos and descriptions of the properties of those stones in relation to the chakras. All the details are in the book description page, Amazon lets you look through part of the book. I suggest you read that to see if it is what you’re looking for, its not about physical healing directly. The cheapest way to get my books in Kindle, where it is $4, or free to read for Kindle Unlimited members.

  9. Abdulnaser

    Hello, my name is Abdel Nasser, I am a very sensitive person. The most simple words and criticism hurts my heart so much and kills me. Please advise me. What is the best gemstone suitable for my personality? I have a nervous colon and varicose veins. I was born on February 25, 1991.

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