For anyone starting out in crystal healing or meditation I highly recommend adding Rose Quartz to your collection early on. It is a happy and loving stone that not only reduces stress and emotional turmoil, but also can raise ones feelings of self esteem and self worth.
This stone is deeply in tune with your emotional states so it should be re-tuned periodically. It stimulates love and forgiveness, and heals emotional hurts such as loss, fear, low confidence, resentment and anger. Rose Quartz brings a warm, nurturing and loving energy to its environment and is very soothing to the heart.