Crystal Details: As a mineral name, quartz refers to a specific chemical compound (silicon dioxide, or silica, SiO2), having a specific crystalline form (hexagonal). It is found is all forms of rock: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Quartz is physically and chemically resistant to weathering. When quartz-bearing rocks become weathered and eroded, the grains of resistant quartz are concentrated in the soil, in rivers, and on beaches. The white sands typically found in river beds and on beaches are usually composed mainly of quartz, with some white or pink feldspar as well. Pure quartz is clear and clear Quartz is found in many shapes and formations.
Chemical Composition: SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide). Trigonal
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Colour: Clear, glassy and sparkles in the sun. Its natural formation is that of six-sided facets.
Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Properties: Harmony - Balance - Healing - Clarity – Calm
A versatile healing crystal. It is used in all manner of ways, to relieve physical symptoms, neutralise radiation, protect from electromagnetic pollution, cleanse the energy around the body, balance physical, emotional and mental bodies, balance the chakras, to cleanse other crystals and to create a protected healing space. Due to its many uses, it is known as the Master Healer. It has the ability to absorb, store, regulate and release energy and this makes it incredibly versatile. It is found and used in a variety of shapes and formations – points and clusters, carved shapes and tumbled stones. The choice of shape is dependant on the purpose required. It amplifies energy and will both focus or drawn off the energy to/from where it is needed. It will clear areas of stagnant energy in and around the body. It is a powerful healing stone thought to be able to work on any condition and situation. It is known as the stone of power and amplifies energy or intention. It protects against negativity and relieves pain if placed on the area of discomfort. It is protective in negative environments. It absorbs negative energy and holds on to it.
Clear Quartz holds information and is very effective to use when it has been programmed for a specific purpose. It’s often used to activate, clear and align all of the chakras.
Tip: Quartz is self-cleansing up to a point but should be cleansed before and after use if using on areas of pain and other healing used. Recharges and re-energises other crystals.
Historical Uses/Folklore: Native Americans call it the brain cells of Mother Earth and it is placed in a new-born’s cradle. The Ancient Greeks thought that it was petrified ice and that it would quench thirst. Australian Aboriginals call it the ‘living spirit’ because of its healing powers. In the East it is considered to be pure chi (life force) and the essence of the dragon. Historically has been used to heal wounds and illness. The physical optical properties of clear quartz meant that it was used in making lenses and prisms. It was used in the first radios and in the development of wrist watches and computers.
Chakra: Aligns all the chakras (sometimes attributed to the crown chakra)Please Note:
- Each crystal is unique so the size, shape and colour of the product you will receive may differ slightly from the products shown in the image.
- Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Mandara Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.