Ahh love.

Hearts, flowers, dreamy walks and candlelit dinners – romance is in the air in February. 

But love doesn’t always mean romance! More and more friends are celebrating each other in February as Galentines and Palentines, proving that the love of a BFF can be as everlasting as a romantic relationship. 

What if we spend Cupid’s month caring about how our friends feel, and how we can support them? What if we celebrate love and friendship during this special month?

Everyone loves to be noticed and remembered, so let’s think about gifts that dig deeper and help us connect with others. Rare Earth has tons of great gift ideas for Galentines, Palentines and Valentines! Some of our favorites feature two power-packed crystals that can benefit almost everyone – Rose Quartz crystal and Labradorite.

Rose Quartz: The Stone of Universal Love

Tracing its roots back to ancient civilizations, Rose Quartz crystal has long been a symbol of love and compassion. Revered by the Greeks and Romans as a token of love and reconciliation, this delicate pink stone is frequently mentioned in romantic tales and lore. In Egyptian mythology, the powerful Rose Quartz was even believed to prevent aging!

Bringing gentle yet powerful energy, Rose Quartz is often associated with the heart chakra. This connection helps open it to love for others, love for family, and love for yourself. It is perfect for giving to a bestie or your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. You can find it in jewelry, as a collectible or even in home decor, spreading its message of love and caring throughout.

Whichever way you choose to display this crystal, its soothing vibrations help to heal emotional wounds, foster empathy, and encourage forgiveness. 

“Our raw Rose Quartz stones are perfect for someone who appreciates something more natural,” said Angi Flittner, owner of Rare Earth. “It’s a great gift for someone building a crystal collection since it’s a stone of unconditional love.” 

Rare Earth also carries Rose Quartz Crystal in tumbled forms and as jewelry. 

“I love our Scout Jewelry wraps – it’s a gorgeous Rose Quartz Bracelet. They work also as a necklace or even an anklet,” Angi said. “And our Rose Quartz hearts are just adorable. As a gift, it speaks volumes!”

Labradorite: The Stone of Change and Protection

Often referred to as the ‘Stone of Magic,Labradorite has been valued by shamans and healers for centuries. Its protective and transformational properties are legendary. 

Some say its iridescence resembles the Northern Lights, representing the unseen realms and the mysteries of the universe.

In the context of friendships, Labradorite’s significance is profound. It’s believed to strengthen intuition and foster a deeper understanding between people, making it an ideal gift for Galentine’s Day. This stone is thought to protect against negativity and misfortune, creating a shield around the aura of its wearer. It’s also associated with transformation, encouraging personal growth and strengthening the bonds of friendship through change and challenge.

“We love the idea of Labradorite in your home or placing a piece over the door for protection,” Angi said. “We also have great Labradorite bracelets and necklaces that anyone would love to wear.”

Together, they’re invincible!

Rose Quartz and Labradorite together create balance, making them a powerful duo for both romantic and platonic relationships. Rose Quartz brings love and trust. Labradorite brings change and makes relationships stronger. Their energies complement each other, offering a blend of love, protection and transformation.

You can mix these stones in gifts or in your home. Think about a gift set with a Rose Quartz necklace and a Labradorite bracelet. Or, place a Rose Quartz crystal tree in your bedroom and a Labradorite tumbled stone at your door for good energy in your house.

This Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day, these two stones are a great way to celebrate and strengthen your relationships. By choosing these crystals, you not only give a gift of beauty but also a profound symbol of enduring love and evolving companionship.

Need other Valentine gift ideas?

Rare Earth carries amazing collections of items to gift your friends and loved ones, with Rose Quartz and Labradorite, or all by themselves.

Incense and Candles: Relaxing scents and soft candlelight make everything more peaceful. Choose scents like lavender or rose to go with the loving energy of Rose Quartz crystals.

Zodiac Items: For those into astrology and signs, zodiac-related gifts offer a personalized touch. Whether it’s a pendant representing your BFF’s sun sign or home decor featuring your partner’s zodiac, these gifts can deepen the connection and understanding between individuals.

Singing Bowls: Elevate your energy and promote relaxation and emotional balance with our crystal or brass singing bowls. Place your Rose Quartz and Labradorite nearby for added calm and protective energy. 

Gemstone Jewelry: Other gemstones like Garnet and Lapis Lazuli promote love and friendship for meaningful gifts. Our collections of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets contain endless combinations of crystals to fit every person!

Just remember:  the intention behind the gift is what truly makes it special.

Create magic all month long

As February casts its spell of romance and camaraderie, these gems serve as powerful symbols, carrying messages of affection, protection, and transformation.

Even as Valentine’s Day comes and goes, the value of crystals for our loves and friends lives on!

At Rare Earth, we believe the beauty of gifting lies in connecting our intentions with tangible expressions of our emotions. Whether through the caring embrace of Rose Quartz crystal, the powerful protection of Labradorite, or the winning combination of both, a little crystal magic goes a long way. 

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown