Published January 2021 • Updated March 2023 • Read Time: 7 minutes
Pink Aragonite is a rare crystal in the collector’s market. The best specimens are a vivid bubble-gum pink or magenta color. These gorgeous minerals come from deposits in Argentina and China, often entwined with pink or white calcite. Metaphysical healers first described Aragonite’s powers during the 20th century, but the pink variety is rarely, if ever, mentioned in books. Instead, it is a 21st century stone that is primary written about in online crystal stores and blogs. Pink Aragonite is a stone of patience and kindness. Its energy will benefit anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world, either by helping people or the planet.
Pink Aragonite Meaning
Spiritual Healing Properties
Pink Aragonite is a wonderful crystal ally for anyone who is eager to spiritually evolve and worries they are moving too slowly. Pink Aragonite invites us calm down and to reconnect to our heart-center. It reminds us that those who move too fast, tend to stumble. But if we go at a reasonable and balanced pace, we will arrive we were are meant to be, on time and in good form. Pink Aragonite asks us to be patient and to remember that healthy growth has its own divine pace; much like a flower that blooms gradually and becomes more beautiful with each passing day. Pink Aragonite connects us to the Earth Goddess, a warm and loving entity who wants us to thrive and be nurtured. It likewise encourages us to be kind to the Earth and to all beings who call this planet home. Pink Aragonite’s energy is a sweet companion during meditations on loving kindness. It reminds us that Love is a powerful energy that already has and will again change the world.
|Metaphysical Properties||Pink Aragonite|
|Chakra||Root, Sacral, Heart|
Emotional Healing Properties
Pink Aragonite offers tender support when we are feeling anxious about how other people see us. When we are feel negatively judged, especially about our physical appearance, Pink Aragonite helps us to reaffirm our self-worth and to recognize our own true beauty. It is a fantastic crystal ally to keep close by during childhood and the teenage years when we are creating our story about who we are and where we fit in the world. It is also very useful for anyone who is working to heal damage done during those pivotal times. It helps us to feel safe enough to emotionally grow up and become the wise and happy adult that we deserve to be. Pink Aragonite quietly releases emotional wounds that make us feel angry, sad or ashamed. If we have been verbally abused, Pink Aragonite combats the lies and show us the truth so we can be healed. It provides us with a steady flow of emotional strength and support, while we do the necessary emotional work to create true peace in our heart.
Mental Healing Properties
Pink Aragonite brings gifts of tolerance, patience and flexibility. It helps us to stay focused on the important matters and to be reliable in our word. Yet it also helps us to calmly adjust as needed to accommodate new developments. It helps us to feel stabile and steady, regardless of what is happening around us. When we find ourselves pulled into drama, Pink Aragonite helps us to logically understand the emotional issues that create conflict. If we are at fault, it helps us to accept responsibility and make amends. If we are not at fault, it give us clarity and encourages us to gently extract ourselves from the drama and move forward.
Physical Healing Properties
Pink Aragonite is recommended for anyone suffering from body dysmorphia or who doesn’t feel comfortable in their own body. It helps us to love our body as it is. It reminds us that our body is more than just our outward appearance. Our body is also a wonderful complexity of internal systems that work together to take good care of us. Our body loves us. Our body wants us to feel happy and healthy. Pink Aragonite asks us to love our body in return and to show that love by creating and maintaining good physical and mental habits. As a talisman, Pink Aragonite can help us to feel hopeful and be practical when we are dealing with problems associated with the immune or digestive systems. It also makes a wonderful talisman for anyone concerned about osteoporosis who wants a reminder to engage in the good habits that lead to strong bones.
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Pink Aragonite Mineralogy
Where does Pink Aragonite come from?
Pink Aragonite comes from deposits in Argentina and China.
Mining and Treatments
Miners find Aragonite in the oxidized zone of ore deposits, in caves as stalactites, and near hot springs. It is most often colorless, white, grey or yellowish. Industrial mines dig up most Aragonite. The mineral gets grounded into gravel or powder and then used to make cement and soil neutralizers. The mineral also helps maintain the pH balance in salt-water aquariums. By contrast, artisanal miners are responsible for bring Pink Aragonite to the collector’s market. The only enhancement for these pretty minerals is cutting and polishing.
Aragonite is a relative rare member of the Carbonite mineral family. These minerals are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are located in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one Carbon atom centrally located between 3 Oxygen atoms.
Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite, the former being slightly harder and heavier than the latter. On the microscopic level, Aragonite is orthorhombic while Calcite is hexagonal. Pink Aragonite and Pink Calcite both come in similar shades of pink, ranging from light blush to vivid magenta.
Aragonite’s energy works well with its family – other Carbonite minerals. Try it in combination with Azurite, Calcite, Magnesite, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, and Stichtite Or try it with different colors: Blue, Brown, Red, and Yellow.
Aragonite Formation and Crystal Associates
Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite and forms in a very similar way. In fact, Aragonite naturally alters into Calcite under the right geological conditions. Unsurprisingly, Aragonite and Calcite often grown intertwined. Aragonite forms at low temperatures near the surface of the earth. Mollusks and corals also produce Aragonite by biological processes that scientists don’t yet fully understand. Aragonite is a necessary ingredient for oysters and mussels to produce pearls.
Pink Aragonite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment. Try it in combination with Celestine and Selenite.
What gives Pink Aragonite its color?
Aragonite is a colorless crystal unless trace particles bestow a color. In the case of Pink Aragonite, the color comes from cobalt. Cobalt is often synonymous with the color blue, but pure cobalt is actually a silvery-white. When cobalt mixes with aluminum, it transforms into blue. But when cobalt mixes with Aragonite or Calcite, it becomes bubble-gum pink!
|Hardness – Mohs Scale||3.5 – 4|
|Luminescence||Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)|
|Transparency||Transparent to Opaque|
History of Pink Aragonite
The German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner first described Aragonite in 1797, after the small town of Molina de Aragón, in Guadalajara, Spain where it was mined. The area is best known for a Moorish castle associated with Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (1043-1099) better known as “El Cid.” The Spanish hero was a military leader and strategic genius, and remembered as an ideal medieval knight: courageous, loyal, and just. The original Aragonite mineral was a reddish-brown star and miners still produce beautiful specimens in that region. Later mineralogists noted other colors and shapes. Today we know that most Aragonite is colorless or grey, and doesn’t always produce large distinct crystals.
Pink Aragonite doesn’t appear in the historical record until the 21st century after miners in Argentina and China uncovered some lovely specimens. Some pieces go to the collector’s market in their natural rough state, while others are polished and carved in lapidaries. The pink color is very appealing to those within the crystal healing industry, who connect it with heart-centering practices for love and compassion.
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- Mindat.org, “Aragonite.” https://www.mindat.org/min-307.html
- Siritheerakul, Piradee and Supharart Sangsawong. “Pink and Reddish Purple Cobaltocalcite.” Gems and Gemology, vol. 51, no. 1 (2015) https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2015-labnotes-pink-and-reddish-purple-cobaltocalcite
- The Way of El Cid, “Castle of Molina de Aragon.” https://en.caminodelcid.org/servicios/castle-of-molina-de-aragon-1908424/