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Rose Quartz, the Gemstone for Thankful Hearts


If you had to pick a gemstone to best embody Thanksgiving, or just one stone to wear for the holiday, which would you choose? The answer will differ from person to person, no doubt, as there is a cornucopia of fitting options to choose from.

Maybe it’s a citrine, birthstone of November and an excellent match for the colors of autumn. Maybe it’s garnet, that cranberry hue tantalizing the taste buds. Maybe it’s amethyst, a stone long storied to prevent drunkenness, which could apply to both the abundance of libations and food this holiday.

GemWater pendant Double Point Rose Quartz White Rhodium
528 by Cf8 double point gliding crystal rose quartz necklace in white rhodium plated–sterling silver, $210; Crystals for Humanity
Ananya rose quartz Chakra bracelet
Chakra bracelet with rose quartz, price on request; Ananya
Walters Faith rose quartz necklace
Necklace in 18k rose gold with rose quartz, $6,500; Walters Faith
Akansha Sethi Apana ring
Apana ring in 18k gold vermeil with rose quartz and tourmaline, £470 ($630); AS by Akansha Sethi

For me—at least this year—it’s rose quartz. Why? It’s a refreshing pairing for those earthy colors that dress our bodies and tables this holiday, softening the darker palette. And speaking of refreshing pairing, it goes well with a glass of rosé, which is a beautiful accompaniment to turkey. (If you had just given up wine for nine months, you might be concerned with these things too).

Campbell and Charlotte rose quartz
Found Cap pendant in 14k yellow gold with rose quartz and 0.41 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, $1,830; Campbell + Charlotte
Breant Neale Sputnik earrings
Sputnik earrings in 18k yellow gold with rose quartz and opals, $5,400; Brent Neale
Cristina Santos Melon ring
Melon ring in 14k yellow gold with carved pear-shape rose quartz and diamonds, $2,900; Cristina Santos

But rose quartz also has a significance to Thanksgiving: Those who practice with crystals consider rose quartz to be a stone of gratitude, imperative to nurturing a thankful heart.

Nikki Lorenz rose quartz earrings
Open Hourglass earrings in sterling silver with rose quartz, $440; Nikki Lorenz
Effy rose quartz ring
Ring in 14k rose gold with rose quartz and diamonds, $1,747; Effy Jewelry
Mateo Barely Blush earrings
Barely Blush earrings in 14k gold with rose quartz, morganite, and diamonds, $3,200; Mateo

Whether one believes in the healing properties of rose quartz—it is storied to prevent heart attacks and thrombosis, protect mom and baby through the nine months of pregnancy, and heal both physical and emotional trauma—it’s easy to be persuaded by its soft and easy beauty. While I have it pegged as my preferred stone of Thanksgiving 2021, it’s a gem to be thankful for at all times.

Top: Cora ring in 14k rose gold with rose quartz, $1,788; Grace Lee

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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