Crystal Of The Month: Clear Quartz

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One of the most popular gemstones in the world can be featured in any collection: clear quartz. Found worldwide, this clear-colored stone can be used or worn in a variety of ways, making it a perfect accessory in earrings, necklaces, home decor, or other unique gifts.

There are many beautiful gemstones out there, but clear quartz is a must-have for its versatility. The many different forms of quartz also lends itself to all preferences. It can be found in large natural pieces as clusters or single points. It can be polished into figurines, spheres, jewelry pyramids, angels and many other forms. Its presence spans from fashion accessories to tools of science: how many gemstones have such a diverse range of use?

Read on to learn more about this intriguing stone, including its history, uses, properties, and much more.

What Is Clear Quartz?

This versatile crystal has many uses in emotional, spiritual, and even scientific realms. An organic form of silicon dioxide, clear quartz is capable of thriving in all kinds of environments. For this reason, it can be found on every continent, formed in igneous rocks called “geodes.” These are rounded stones that are hollow on the inside, which is a ripe environment for forming crystals.

Generally smooth on the outside, clear quartz is filled with sparkling crystals if you cut it open. Quartz forms during hot magma’s cooling process, which is what produces the crystals. These crystals can form in a variety of sizes, from very large to teeny tiny.

Alternative names for this gemstone include pure quartz and rock crystal quartz. The word “quartz” is derived from the Greek word for ice. One look at this clear stone explains why! Whatever it’s called, its name comes from its translucent qualities. Other rock crystals, such as citrine and amethyst, are different varieties of quartz. While these stones come in different color variations, they still possess the translucent qualities that quartz is known for.

A Brief History Of Clear Quartz

Clear quartz has a long, fascinating history in a variety of cultures around the world. In ancient Egypt, the stone was used to carve amulets that were then buried with the dead. It was believed that the dead would be able to admire the stone in the afterlife. The stone was also worn by high-society mentors, and fires showing gratitude to the gods were lit using quartz.

In ancient Greece, many philosophers believed that clear quartz was ice that never melted or thawed: hence its transparent qualities. This gemstone has been a celebrated part of Greek culture since the time of Plato. Additionally, Native Americans and several African tribes used clear quartz for healing power, assisting with meditation, enhancing spiritual growth, and warding off evil spirits.

Clear Quartz Properties

Clear quartz is a highly durable stone, making it resistant to outdoor elements that can cause erosion. That means quartz can even be found on mountaintops or other places known for harsh weather conditions. It can be found almost anywhere in the world, making it one of the most versatile gemstones in existence. It also has a wide range of uses and decorative properties, which means you can find it used in science labs due to its resistance to heat and other chemicals, or as an accessory on the red carpet!

Quartz can encapsulate other minerals as well: particularly tourmaline and rutile. A key ingredient in paint, rutile is an extremely soft substance that is made widely available thanks to its melding with quartz.

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Modern Uses Of Clear Quartz

This gemstone is noted for its exceptional hardness, which makes it highly durable in a variety of uses. It can even vibrate at certain frequencies with precise accuracy, which makes it useful for transmitting TV and radio signals. But that’s not all it can do! If you use clocks, watches, or GPS devices, you are using clear quartz. You can also find it as a key component in telescopes, microscopes, and lasers.

Beach lovers may be interested to know that quartz is also found in the sand that naturally exfoliates your feet as you walk along the shoreline. The highly pure silica sand can also be used in fiberglass and bulletproof glass: that’s just how durable and resistant it is!

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Clear Quartz In Jewelry And Other Gifts

Gemstone jewelry has been popular for ages. A great many stones look beautiful when set in necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings, but clear quartz is special. As a clear stone, it not only matches everything but beautifully picks up additional colors one might be wearing. That makes it an ideal stone for everyday wear, easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

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Your South Florida Clear Quartz Wholesaler

No gemstone collection is complete without this universally beloved and versatile gemstone. The uses of clear quartz are truly endless, with enough variety in style to satisfy every customer.

To learn more about our range of wholesale gemstones, or to schedule a visit to our showroom, contact us at sales@gemstonefactory.net.

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