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Included Quartz Sphere 6.4cm
This gorgeous Included Quartz Sphere measuring 6.4cm in diameter is very bright, clear and vibrant, and has been cut and polished to enhance the lustre of its faces.
A backdrop of stunning Clear Quartz makes a stunning contrast to large Mica inclusions within the crystal matrix.
This Clear Quartz Sphere also displays some small inner shimmering Quartz rainbows.
What Is Clear Quartz Made Of?
Quartz is a silica mineral primarily composed of silicon dioxide.
The Quartz family of minerals encompasses a wide range of stones, including sub-sets such as Chalcedony gems like Jasper and Agate.
Quartz can occur in many colours, such as purple Amethyst, golden-yellow Citrine, and grey-brown Smoky Quartz.
Clear Quartz is the transparent form of this versatile mineral.
Where Does Clear Quartz Come From?
Clear Quartz can be found in many locations worldwide including the USA, India, and Brazil.
This particular piece was sourced from the Antsirabe region of Madagascar.
Clear Quartz History
Clear Quartz has a long and storied history.
Where Did Quartz Get Its Name From?
Quartz’s name comes from the German language, however, the Ancient Greeks referred to what is now known as Clear Quartz with their word for ‘ice cold’.
Prominent thinkers of the time believed the mineral to have been created from ice due to its clarity and transparency.
Clear Quartz is also referred to as Rock Crystal.
Clear Quartz Crystal Balls
In Medieval Europe, clairvoyants used crystal balls made of Clear Quartz for spiritual and psychic purposes.
Throughout history, the art of clairvoyancy has been both prized and feared. Central to this ability, where information is gleaned from senses other than our mundane sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, is the crystal ball.
Through crystal gazing, or scrying, fortune tellers profess to see important images in the crystal, which are then interpreted as visions of the past or future.
Druids in Celtic Britain used these techniques of divination, as well as famous figures such as Doctor John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, a man of science who lauded the spiritual powers of his quartz crystal ball.
Clear Quartz In Ancient Civilisations
Clear Quartz has been found in remains from ancient civilisations all over the world.
In Ancient Rome, it was used to make signet rings, while in Ancient Egypt it was placed in burial chambers for the dead.
The Romans, believing in the idea that Quartz was made of ice, crafted crystal balls to hold in their hands to cool them down on a hot day.
Many cultures over the years have used Clear Quartz as a talisman to ward off evil spirits and demons, and more recently, New Age philosophy enthusiasts have crafted crystal skulls from Clear Quartz for this purpose
Clear Quartz Crystal Healing Powers
The transparent, clear variety of Quartz is renowned for its range of powerful healing properties, and is purported to have a highly cleansing aura.
This stone, like its clear surface, is thought to enhance clarity of mind and focus in its user, and is deeply symbolic of purity.
Known as a master healer, Clear Quartz is believed to be beneficial to the healing of all ailments.
Clear Quartz Energy
Clear Quartz is incredibly popular in the crystal healing world, as it is believed to be one of the most powerful amplifiers of energy and intention of all crystals.
This crystal is often used in crystal grids to amplify the energy of the main focus stone, by surrounding it in Clear Quartz pieces.
Clear Quartz is also used to cleanse energy from other crystals: often, people will use a Clear Quartz geode and place smaller crystals in this geode to cleanse them.
Clear Quartz Chakras
This versatile healing crystal works well with all chakras and is useful for balancing them all.
Clear Quartz facilitates a healthy balance between mind, body, and spirit.
This stone is also heavily associated with the Crown Chakra: when placed on this chakra, Clear Quartz is thought to elevate its user to a high level of consciousness.
How Hard Is Clear Quartz?
Measuring 7 on the Mohs scale, this mineral is relatively hard and durable and resistant to scratching, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface.
To clean the crystal, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth.
Clear Quartz Collections
This wonderfully tactile Madagascan Quartz piece is ideal for a collector or a healer, or as a gorgeous display piece in the home.