Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on earth, and can be found in many locations throughout the world. It is found in a range of clear to almost opaque forms, and may be colorless or display a wide range of colors and shapes. Many varieties of quartz are a topic in themselves, such as Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, and even Agate and Jasper.
Folk lore about Quartz varies throughout history: from the ancient Japanese, who though quartz formed from the breath of a white dragon, to crystal skulls (Indiana Jones?) that were thought to have been used by Atlanteans, and ancients who believed that quartz was alive, taking a breath once every hundred years. Clear quartz spheres have been used as crystal balls to predict the future for many centuries.
All quartz crystals have the same main properties. They can amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, including matter and information – transforming mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy (and vice versa). For this reason, the electronics industry widely uses quartz to precisely structure and control frequencies, and they are typically found in ultrasound devices, watches, and memory chips in computers among other uses.
These same properties also make quartz such a versatile stone for healing, meditation, manifestation or any other metaphysical use.
Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought. Although Quartz itself is emotionally neutral, it will amplify any emotion with which it comes into resonance. It will also amplify the effect of other crystals, so even small stones can effect big results.
Because it is such an amplifier of energy, Quartz can collect psychic debris, and should be cleansed periodically.
Quartz is associated with the crown chakra, but also works effectively to balance and energize all chakras, where its properties help heal, cleanse, and balance all chakras, resulting in physical, mental and emotional well-being and stronger intuition.
In crystal healing, Quartz is used to strengthen body systems, and is thought to be particularly helpful for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and intestinal troubles. It is also thought to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength. Quartz crystals act like tuning forks, gently returning the frequency of our bodies into a healthier, natural state. Interestingly, Kirlian photography has shown that holding a small, double terminated quartz doubles the photographable portion of the human aura.
Quartz resonates at the frequency of a person’s needs, and amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it. By continuing to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the universe, quartz may help you to fulfil dreams and may hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough to help you manifest your dreams.
Length: ~65 cm (~25 inches); beads 5-10 mm diameter