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 Quartz, Snow Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

Snow quartz is just that: quartz that looks pure and fresh as snow. Its cloudy, opaque look comes from microscopic inclusions that were incased in the crystal when it first began growing. Quartz is the most common mineral on earth, and white is its second most common color. But there's nothing common about the beauty and versatility of snow quartz beads. Gold prospectors know of its value. When they go out prospecting for gold, they keep their eyes peeled for snow quartz, because the gold they want is so often attached to it. You'll find "gold" yourself, when you discover the variety of ways pure, white snow quartz beads can add beauty to your jewelry.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Snow quartz and innocence are nearly synonymous. Wearing it helps us look at things from a child-like perspective, without preconceived and cynical notions. We become hopeful again like a young bride on her wedding day or wise like the very old who've gotten beyond pettiness. When we wear snow quartz, it reminds us that the word "wonderful" comes from the word "wonder". And that if we'll look at the world from the eyes of a child again, "pure wonder" is what we will experience.
Mineral InformationMacrocrystalline quartz, silicon dioxide
Chemical CompositionSiO2
ColorMilky white
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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