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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Quartz

There are two main varieties of quartz: crystalline quartz and cryptocrystalline quartz. Quartz crystals are found in cavities in geodes from granite porphyries and from granite pegmatites.
Crystalline quartz is allochromatic, meaning trace impurities will create a variety of colors. The colored varieties include amethyst (violet – purple), citrine (yellow), smoky (brown), morion (black), rose (pink), sapphire quartz (blue), and milky (semi-translucent white).

Chemical composition: 
SiO2
Color: 
Colorless
Lustre: 
Vitreous
Hardness: 
7
Crystal system: 
Trigonal
Origin: 
Brazil and worldwide
Healing properties*: 
According to ancient beliefs, quartz works directly with the separation of layers of the disconnected mind, attempting to reintegrate the levels of consciousness.
Folklore: 
Ancient Greeks named the mineral krystallos (“ice”), believing that quartz crystals were petrified ice, frozen so hard that it could never thaw. Roman priestesses of vesta used quartz crystals to “draw fire down from heaven” to light altar fires.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.