Quartz is the most common mineral found on the Earths surface. It is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours. There are many names for different varieties. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz are generally separated into chalcedony, which includes agate.
The main members of the quartz family are clear (rock crystal), smoky, citrine, rose, amethyst and prasiolite. There are also varieties of quartz with inclusions like rutile, tourmaline, copper and chlorite.
Jet is not actually a stone but the fossilised remains of the water logged monkey puzzle tree and occurs in black or dark brown and is a variety of coal known as lignite with the finest jet coming from England.
Jet has a long history of use with Jet jewellery being produced in Britain as long ago as 1500 B.C. and the ancient Romans importing Jet jewellery made in York. Jet carvings were also used as talismans and for mourning in 14th and 15th century Spain.
Diamond has many unequaled qualities and is very unique among minerals.
It is the hardest known substance being a 10 on the Mohs scale, and is 40 times harder than Corundum, which is number 9 on the Mohs scale.
It is the greatest conductor of heat, it has the highest melting point of any substance (7362° F/4090° C). Because of heat conduction, Diamonds are cold to the feel at or below room temperature. When heated, a Diamond will remain hot long after the heat source is removed.
A Diamond has the highest refractive index of any natural mineral. It also has the most dense atomical configuration of any mineral, and is transparent over the greatest number of wavelengths.
It is believed that Clear Quartz works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes. It connects to the higher self, removes negativity and allows access to your spirit guides. Clear Quartz is said to provide clarity in thinking and awareness.
Rutilated quartz, is a type of quartz with needlelike rutile embedded within. The rutile (rutile is Latin for red) ‘needles’ can be reddish , or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish. Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energising stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus.
Corundum is a crystalline aluminum oxide and comes in a range of colours. Corundums are more commonly known as includes rubies and sapphires. The ruby is a stone of nobility and the energy of the ruby is said to be intense and vivid. Many believe the Ruby brings love, confidence, loyalty, and courage.
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