Quartz

Properties: The icy beauty of natural clear quartz has made this gem valuable for thousands of years. Melted into glass it is made into windows and glass. The refractions of light dance in many spectrums of color and this stone is often used for gazing and connecting with the divine.

  • Chakra: Crown
  • Affirmation: I know
  • Element: Light
  • Zodiac: No
  • Hardness: 7
  • Material: Pure Silicon Dioxide

History: The name quartz comes from the German word “Quarz” which means hard. The ancient Greeks referred to quartz as ‘krustallos’ meaning ‘icy cold’. Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder believed quartz to be water ice, permanently frozen after lengths of time. Wealthy ancient roman women were known to carry spheres of quartz to keep them cool in the summer by holding it in their hands.

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