Lemon Quartz Gemstone Properties
Lemon quartz is created by heating amethyst, yellow quartz and iron together at extremely high temperatures. This heating process is what gives lemon quartz its brilliant, yellow color. The radiant beauty of lemon quartz is truly dazzling, particlarly when light catches the facets and it truly comes to life.
Designing with Lemon Quartz
Why limit this gem to jewelry?
Lemon quartz, because of its natural sparkle and shine, brightens up lampshades and window treatments of all styles. Using stormy blue Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire or any rich color that compliments the tones in your décor, string lemon quartz with faceted Czech fire-polished glass beads--or gemstones of your choice--and dangle Swarovski® teardrop crystals for a dramatic, shimmering effect. Pin the wire strands 2 to 3 inches apart along the bottom of the shade or window treatment. One of the "fringe" benefits of pinning the wire is that it provides a permanent hold that can be easily removed for cleaning, or interchanged with other gemstone creations for endless decorating possibilities.
The Power of the Stone
Quartz is said to help structure, focus and amplify thoughts and information. It is also thought to transmit energy. Because the color yellow is associated with clarity, communication and happiness, lemon quartz is believed to help balance and strengthen these aspects.
The amethyst and yellow quartz mined to create lemon quartz primarily come from Brazil, although deposits of heatable amethyst have also been found in Arizona.
Mineral Properties of Lemon Quartz
|Mineral Information||Silicon Dioxide|
|Appearance||Bright yellow to pale green; translucent|
|Cause of Color||Heat and iron|
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