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 Quartz Crystal Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

Crystal - the word is associated with everything pure and sparkling: raindrops, waterfalls, high mountain streams. Fine glassware. Shimmering chandeliers. From earliest times, this form of quartz has attracted attention wherever it appeared. The Greeks thought it was ice that was eternally frozen and called it krystallos. We still catch our breath when we see it. String a variety of these beautiful crystal beads into a single, dramatic strand or twist them in multiple strands so they seem to tumble together. They will sparkle like drops in a waterfall cascading down a mountain.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Imagine standing on a high cliff, the ocean beyond you. The air is cool and pure. You feel as if you could see forever. Seagulls swooping, pelicans propelling across the sky, and a ship edging across the far horizon are all equally sharp and clear. Remember putting on your first pair of glasses and discovering that trees had individual leaves on their branches and the lawn was made up of blades of grass distinct from each other? If something is crystal clear, it can't be any clearer. That's the kind of clarity rock crystal can give to our perceptions.
Mineral InformationMacrocrystalline quartz
Chemical CompositionSiO2
Specific Gravity2.65
Refractive Index1.544-1.553

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**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. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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