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The Grand-Daddy of all gemstones
The weird and the wonderful
The largest of the gemstone families, quartz comes in a myriad of colors, shapes and sizes, a characteristic we think makes it perfect for jewelry.
Colorless and transparent quartz is the purest form of quartz. The spectrum of other colors arises when little amounts of impurities are added.
Of the many colors available, different names have been attributed to them; some notable examples include:
red (carnelian), pink (rose), yellow (citrine), green (aventurine), purple (amethyst), brown (smoky), clear (rock crystal)
History in a nutshell
The name quartz comes from the greek krustallos, meaning ice, because it was thought that quartz was ice formed by the gods.
Since the middle ages, crystal balls made from rock crystal have been used to predict the future.
Due to its abundant nature, quartz has been used throughout history, commonly for jewelry and carving.
Quartz is thought to support conscious awakening, and enhance natural Extrasensory perception. It cleanses, detoxifies, protects, energizes and channels clear vibrant light and energy.