Quartz, Solar Meaning and Properties


Solar Quartz History

Formed from clear quartz stalactite, solar quartz is also known as the "prosperity stone" or "energy stone."

Solar Quartz Metaphysical Properties

Solar quartz, like other quartz, is believed to enhance energy, bring emotional strength and uplift with great power. It improves the connection to spirit and harmony. Solar quartz is also said to be protective, purifying the spirit, mental state and physical well-being.

Solar Quartz Geological Properties

A member of the quartz family, semi-transparent to translucent, solar quartz--cut from stalactites--is a rare formation of white crystalline quartz with some druzy inclusions, beautiful natural orbicular patterns that may have green/brown moss-like inclusions.

Solar quartz is mined in Brazil, Madagascar, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka and the United States.

Mineral Information Silicon Dioxide
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color white with occasional green/brown inclusions
Hardness 7 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity 2.65
Refractive Index 1.54 - 1.55
Cause of Color Heat and iron

Proper Care of Solar Quartz

Solar quartz is fairly hard so it can be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner or use water and a soft cloth.

To learn more about solar quartz and other gemstones, order your copy of Walter Schumann's revised and expanded edition of Gemstones of the World.

Designing with Solar Quartz

Because white is a "universal donor" color, solar quartz that is mostly white will go well with any other color. Mix solar quartz with opal-colored Swarovski® crystal beads and glossy black onyx gemstone beads for high-impact designs. For solar quartz with green/brown inclusions, pair it with Swarovski crystal golden shadow beads, finely faceted red garnet gemstone beads and bright gold "vermeil" filigree beads for designs of subtle luxury.

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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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