A rose quartz mala would be especially perfect for meditating with a heart sutra meditation practice, or any other heart opening prayer.
The lovely rose color is created by microscopic bits of the mineral dumortierite in the quartz.
Metaphysical lore focuses on love and all things relating to love and harmony, and use of the stone is thought to be soothing and aid in heart-healing and compassionate behavior. Rose Quartz harmonizes with the Heart Chakra, opening our hearts in love and compassion, healing our broken hearts. Especially wonderful for healing from grief.