Quartz - History & Varieties

Quartz - History & Varieties

Quartz is one of the most abundant and hardest minerals on Earth, with a crystalline structure that gives quartz many of its unique properties.

Although the name "quartz" has been coined by Agricola on the 16th century, some quartz varieties, such as rock crystal, rose quartz and amethyst have been known and used from ancient times.

Quartz, the most powerful therapeutic and energy amplifier, is found mainly in the following varieties:

All these varieties belong to the macrocrystalline group of quartzes, in which the individual crystals are seen with the naked eye, in contrast with the cryptocrystalline group, where individual crystals are only distinguished by a strong microscope.

Posted on 2017-07-31 Gemstones - Healing...

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