Quartz - everything you wanted to know about quartz

Quartz- The amplifier of energy

Rose quartz, smoky quartz, clear quartz! The most abundant mineral on the earth's surface, quartz is here to help provide clarity and amplify positive energy. 

Learn about the geology of quartz

The geology of quartz

Quartz is contained in all types of bedrock (metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous).

In general, the chemical composition of quartz is silicon dioxide (SiO2).

Learn about the history and geography of quartz crystals

History and geography of quartz

Quartz is the second most abundant minerals on the earth's surface and is found in many countries and many geologic environments. Major producers of natural quartz crystals are the United States and Brazil.

Quartz has attracted attention from the earliest times; water-clear crystals were known to the ancient Greeks as krystallos—hence the name crystal, or more commonly rock crystal, applied to this variety. The name quartz is an old German word of uncertain origin first used by Georgius Agricola in 1530.

The ability to convert voltage to and from mechanical stress is called piezoelectricity. According to the Mineral Information Institute, quartz has piezoelectric properties, which means that when pressure is applied to it, a positive charge occurs at one end of it, and a negative charge occurs at the opposite end. Quartz's piezoelectric properties were discovered by Jacques and Pierre Curie in 1880. Quartz crystals maintain a precise frequency standard, which helps to regulate the movement of a watch or clock, thus making the timepieces very accurate. 

It is also commonly used in the windows of resonators, wave stabilizers, pressure gauges, and oscillators. The quartz oscillator or resonator was first developed by Walter Guyton Cady in 1921. George Washington Pierce designed and patented quartz crystal oscillators in 1923.

Learn about the metaphysical properties of quartz in this blog post

Metaphysical properties of quartz

Quartz is one of the most commonly used minerals for spiritual attunement and cleansing. The quartz mineral has a specific vibration that can work with all seven chakra vibration levels to assist in healing and balancing. The different colors of quartz rocks are used to help with specific spiritual ailments. Quartz crystal, whether it be clear, smoky or colored, such as pink, rose, blue or  amethyst are powerful energy transmitters and receivers.

Clear Quartz is also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal. According to the authors of "Michael's Gemstone Dictionary," clear-white quartz crystal rocks are the most versatile gemstones available, and they have the ability to promote clarity, clear the mind, and stimulate the body's energy field. Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. 

Milky or Snow Quartz, also known as Quartzite, is opaque white quartz; it is supportive for lesson learning, realizing limitations and utilizing tact.

Rose Quartz is known as the love stone. Cupid, Roman god of desire and affection was said to have given us this store as a gift of passion, love, and happiness. Another legend is of Ares, the Greek god of war. Ares tried to kill Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis. In trying to save Adonis, she cut her self on a briar bush and spilled her blood on quartz crystals, staining them pink. Zeus took pity on the lovers and restored Adonis to Aprodite for six months every year – which is why it is also know as a stone of reconciliation.

 

Affirmations for Quartz

  • I trust in my life's path. 
  •  I am filled with light and energy. 
  • I am filled with love and compassion for myself and others. 
  • My mind is clear and focued. 
  • I radiate beauty, confidence, and grace.