Clear Quartz is also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal. It is a colourless quartz, a natural form of silicon dioxide. Quartz is referred to as a host if it contains other minerals within itself. These other minerals in turn are referred to as inclusions, which may be also be gases or fluids, natural fissures or cracks, light dustings or druses. With precious gemstones, inclusions are an indicator of a natural versus a synthetic stone.Quartz is a hard mineral and there are many different varieties.
The actual word quartz originates from the German word ‘quarz’. There are many colourful varieties of quartz, for example Rose Quartz, Amethyst or Citrine. However quartz in its purest state is colourless, and known as Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal. It has been used for jewellery and carvings for thousands of years. It was thought at one time that because the Quartz was so transparent and clear it must be derived from ice. Ice that had frozen so hard that it could never melt. It was discovered in the 1880’s that quartz has what are known as, ‘piezoelectric properties’. Quartz crystals still play an important role in our everyday life. We find quartz in everything from watches to electronics.
Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the energy of other crystals. It absorbs, stores and and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.
It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. This crystal is said to enhance psychic abilities, aids concentration and unlocks memory. Clear Quartz aligns all and harmonises all the Chakras but is most often associated with the Crown Chakra. This is the Chakra for those that are ready to connect with higher plains and open the mind to higher potential and infinite cosmic possibility.
Quartz is one of the most powerful healing crystals. Clear Quartz Crystals can be used to stimulate the immune system and to increase energy. It is a crystal that can encourage emotional clarity, bringing enlightenment, peace and calm. An important crystal for meditating, Quartz crystals can assist concentration and help unlock hidden memories. It also detoxifies the body and enhances the metabolism.