No matter how many oceans are between you and those you love, friendship may keep you apart in distance but never truly in heart.
Friendship can be some of the most important relationships in our life. It’s the people we choose to hand our heart to. It’s those who share in our laughter, who help carry our burdens, and who are linked to us through deep and beautiful bonds. That’s not to say that friendships are all silk. They can also be a bumpy journey and a difficult road, especially with age and distance and when life just seems to get in the way.
When a friendship is stretched it can be tricky to re-forge that tight-knit bond. Tricky but not impossible. Whether you are looking to stitch a bond back together, to rebuild crumbling foundations, or just for more love, strength, and communication to shine when it comes to certain relationships, these crystals for friendships can shrink any space and bring you back together.
The Best Healing Crystals for Friendship
What are the foundations of friendship? Love, trust, communication, and a shared sense of affection. In a world where we are all scattered across the globe and sometimes not able to share in experiences together due to distance, how do we keep those bonds strong?
No love or relationship is effortless and friendships too, require pruning and work to keep them harmoniously healthy. Healing crystals can help to build resilience, togetherness, unconditional bonds of love, and can improve relationships whether they are anchor strong or starting to fray at the edges. Let’s delve into the best gemstones for strengthening old friendships and celebrating new friendships too….
Yellow Topaz for building joy
Rose Quartz for unconditional love and compassion.
Lapis Lazuli for communication and connection.
Amethyst for serene and healthy friendships
Peridot for celebrating friendship
Moss Agate for bringing balance
Chakra for complete alignment
The golden glow of Yellow Topaz reminds us that friendships are a gleaming beacon in the darkness and a token to be treasured. This stone knows how to ignite our gratitude and helps us to remember that friendship is something to be valued. Alive in its bright shades of joy, Yellow Topaz brings its sparkle and shines a light on the joy of friendship. It brings us quick to laughter and can even help draw in new friendships as it manifests connections with like minded people. For those who want to grow their social circle, open up their friendship books, and nurture the simple joy in the relationships they already have, Yellow Topaz is all fun- loving energy. If you are also born beneath the zodiac sign of Scorpio, Yellow Topaz is the birthstone for you and can elevate the best of those Scorpio traits.
All relationships including friendships are a matter of the heart. As one of the most powerful heart healing stones, Rose Quartz helps to remove any issues with love and trust and instead invites your heart to blow right open (in all the best ways). Radiant in shades of pink, Rose Quartz reminds us that love can conquer all. Not just love for others, but love for ourselves, which provides the very foundations for which we can reach out and give our love to others. It’s also a stone that helps us to build compassion. For those who feel impatient with their long-distance friendships or as though they aren’t getting the attention they need, Rose Quartz brings softer understanding and a sense of renewed and sweetened peace. Find out more about the meaning of Rose Quartz.
One of the most popular healing crystals for calling in your own infinite wisdom when it comes to friendship matters, Lapis Lazuli invites us to grow in our own self-awareness, to connect deeply with others through the branches of communication, and to be humble. These are all integral pieces of a puzzle when navigating the stormy waters that can come with the seasons of friendship. Being a stone of truth and a throat chakra cleanser, Lapis will also help you to use the lilt of language effectively when communicating your own needs and desires. Find out more about the meaning of Lapis Lazuli.
If there was ever a stone to remind you to take a deep breath it would be the serene purple crystal of Amethyst. One of the most potent healing stones, Amethyst is known not only for its amazing ability to wash away feelings of negativity, but also for its sense of comfort. When you are feeling frustrated or lost because your friend is so far away, Amethyst can help to soothe the mind and the soul and gives you all the love, light, and abundance you need to thrive. For centuries, this stone was considered to be an amulet or talisman of friendship. As Amethyst is said to also protect against intoxication it also helps you to nurture healthy and deep friendships rather than getting caught up in quick flash obsessions with people who may not be so good for your soul. Find out more about the meaning of Amethyst.
Twinkling in golden shades of green, Peridot is the perfect stone to bring light and love back to your friendship. Peridot also shares the name The Stone of Friendship, meaning that is positively made for moments when you want to connect and celebrate your closest companions. Fresh and zesty in mood and associated with the sun, it’s a stone that can help to chase away the darkness. Not only will peridot bathe you in beautiful light, but it casts out emotional demons and dark thoughts that may be blocking your pathways in new or existing friendships. Peridot cleans house – it washes away guilt, jealousy, anger, and doubt and replaces all these things with a sense of inner security, heightened self-worth, and a feeling that your true friendships are unshakable at their core. Find out more about the meaning of Peridot.
Grassy and green and connected and said to be a stone that encourages bountiful harvest, Moss Agate also lends its motto of abundance to friendship too. This is an awesome stone for those looking to extend their friendships and to draw in new people. But for those who want to turn their attention to those all-important existing friendships that may be far in distance but close in heart, Moss Agate can help here too. This stone has an uncanny ability to call the balancing act into being. Whether your friendship is running too hot or too cold, Moss Agate will bring its pendulum powers to put everything back in balance. It is also a heart chakra stone which helps ensure that your heart continues to be as open and bright as a sunbeam, keeping you ready and open to all things love. Find out more about the meaning of Moss Agate.
Why choose one stone and one area of your friendship to focus on when you can bring complete healing across every angle? Choosing a chakra stone set or a chakra sphere or anything that brings all seven chakras into alignment is a surefire way to get those friendships back on track. Love and life and our sense of openness, communication and self-worth are all so much stronger when our chakras are cleansed and open. From the root that holds us in stability to the solar plexus and sacral chakras where our well of joy sits, to the heart that craves unconditional love and compassion, the throat that needs to bask in the truth, the third-eye for our intuitive wisdom, and finally the crown for our spiritual connections with those we hold close – all this can bloom into being with chakra sets.
Tips on Using These Friendship Gemstones
With a select list of lush crystals to bring your friendships into strength, harmony, and a full heart bloom, what are the best ways to call that essential crystal power into being? From friendship bracelets to forge unbreakable bonds to mini crystals and worry stones and spheres to sit with in mindful meditation, here’s how to pull out the healing powers of your crystals.
- Give gemstone bracelets to those you love and wear the same stone yourself to link vibrations.
- Wear gemstone jewelry or carry a stone in your purse or pocket when attending social engagements to attract an abundance of new friends too.
- When writing, calling, or connecting with your distant friend, have a stone set on your desk or close by to encourage stronger communication based on truth and love.
- Have a photograph of your friend (or even better the two of you) and build a small altar with your crystals of choice to bring positive energy and gentle thoughts.
- Sit in quiet meditation and think deeply about your friendship with a crystal in hand or placed on one of the chakras that you feel needs healing. If your friendship struggles with communication, choose a blue stone for the throat chakra. If you can’t place what is wrong in your friendship, use third eye chakra stones, or if you feel like you are struggling with kindness and compassion - pay attention to the heart chakra, etc.
Combine with other healing bracelets to strengthen the gorgeous gemstones above. Other stones that work well with these friendship gems include Malachite, Citrine, Labradorite, Garnet, Kyanite, Selenite, Clear Quartz, Sunstone, Barite, Aquamarine, Carnelian and Tourmaline too.
Long-distance friendships can be tough at times and making room to continually reach out and support each other can be vital in keeping the flame flickering. It is also important to take a look at your own expectations when it comes to friendships and distance. With time, friendships change shape and rather than grow with this, we can get attached to the old way and hold our own friendships back. Encouraging new friendships is another way of making sure that your cup is full of self-love and you aren't leaning too hard on co-dependency when it comes to a singular person.
However, don’t get lost in the idea of space and being apart, physical space may exist, but there are other ways to connect too. Spiritual connections, heart connections, and soul connections can cross any ocean and any cosmic space.
How do you deal with long-distance friendships? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments.