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Clear Quartz w/Custom Stand (XL) | Brazil

$375.00 Regular price

Size: approximately 12" height, x 6" wide, x 4" depth (14" height with metal display stand) 

Weight: 12lb 2oz (5.5 kg) 

Crystal origin: Brazil 

 

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. The atoms are linked in a continuous framework of SiO₄ silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO₂. Wikipedia

Crystal system: α-quartz: trigonal; β-quartz: hexagonal

Crystal class: α-quartz: trapezohedral (class 3 2); β-quartz: trapezohedral (class 6 2 2)

Optical properties: Uniaxial (+)

Color: Colorless through various colors to black

Formula mass: 60.083 g·mol−1

Melting point: 1670 °C (β tridymite) 1713 °C (β cristobalite)

Natural clear quartz stones have a smooth-sided, prismatic hexagon shape. They may have facetted terminations at only one end or at both ends. The shape of the termination facets is determined by how quickly the clear quartz crystals are formed.

 

Human History on Quartz: 

It's safe to say that quartz crystals have had a major impact throughout all of recorded human history. Clear quartz can develop in a very wide selection of environments and may be found on each continent. For this reason, quartz is tied into the lore of many ancient cultures from round the world.

The Greek word for ice is krystallos, which is where colorless quartz got these alternate names.

Ancient Romans believed transparent quartz was ice that was solidified over time, a belief that shaped clear quartz meaning and uses. Women of high social standing would hold rounded balls of clear quartz in their hands to cool them during hot weather. Signet rings were carved from a clear quartz rock and worn for their cooling benefits.

Ancient Egyptians wore all types of jewelry adorned with clear quartz gemstones. Transparent quartz crystals were used in a variety of ways for their healing properties based in clear quartz meaning. The Ancient Egyptians also carved clear quartz rocks into amulets that were buried with the dead so the clear quartz powers at the root of clear quartz meaning and their icy beauty could be appreciated in the afterlife.

In Japan, the clear quartz meaning mentioned a “perfect jewel” because they believed it symbolized space, purity, and patience. 

Native North American cultures thought of the stone as a sentient being and would offer food and also offerings in respect for its clear quartz meaning & powers. 

Each culture in Australia and South America have the same quartz meaning within their creation myths that describes a cosmic serpent, the creator of life, who was being led by a quartz crystal.

To cultures in Central and South America, the quartz meaning was that of a vessel. They believed that the spirits of their ancestors were positioned in clear quartz-like urns for spirits. They etched the clear quartz stone into the form of somebody's skull and used it as a spiritual amulet.

In Scotland and Ireland, quartz crystals were carved into spheres. They believed clear quartz had the metaphysical ability to heal ailments in their cows. 

These are all just a few examples of how quartz has impacted nearly every walk of life, both ancient history and modern day life and for various reasons.