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Интернет-магазин «Азазель».Авторские украшения из натуральных драгоценных и полудрагоценных камней.

Камень «Кварц»

Свойства и описание камня «Кварц»

Кварц ювелирно-поделочный каменьКварц. Название кварц произошло от немецкого слова quarz, происхождение которого неясно. Относится к ювелирно-поделочным камням Второй группы Второго порядка по классификации В.Я. Киевленко. Другие названия минерала и его разновидностей: мексиканский алмаз, ежиный камень, камень Тамерлана, стрелы Амура, волосы Венеры.

 

Кварц является двуокисью кремния. Состав – SiO2, (смесь кремния и кислорода). Может иметь примесь титана (розовый кварц).

 

Физико-химические свойства Кварца

1) Химическая формула: SiO2;
2) Цвет, который может иметь кварц:

Кварц ювелирно-поделочный камень3) Твёрдость: 7 баллов по шкале Мооса.
4) Плотность: 2,65 г/см3.
5) Полупрозрачный.

Основные месторождения Кварца

Африка, Мадагаскар, Бразилия и др.

Лечебные свойства Кварца

Народные целители считают, что кварц может принести наибольшую пользу для организма, если из него сделать фильтр для питьевой воды. Они также рекомендуют применять кварцевую воду (воду, настоянную на кварце) в косметических целях. Если несколько раз в неделю перед сном умываться кварцевой водой, то можно омолодить кожу: повысить её тонус и эластичность, избавиться от прыщей. Ванночки с кварцевой водой омолаживают кожу рук. Литотерапевты предполагают, что украшения из кварца благоприятно влияют на органы дыхания. Кулоны из кварца способны значительно облегчить течение простудных заболеваний.

Кварц влияет на теменную и лобную чакры.

Магические свойства Кварца

В старину верили, что через кварцы на землю попадает божественный огонь, поэтому из этого минерала изготавливали шары и линзы, через которые в храмах зажигали жертвенники. Жрецы при помощи кристаллов кварца узнавали прошлое, предсказывали будущее. Считалось, что все кварцы (особенно горный хрусталь) – это астральная кожа планеты, а кристаллы являются своеобразными Кварц ювелирно-поделочный каменьзаписывающими устройствами, хранящими все сигналы, которые нам посылает Вселенная.

Современные специалисты утверждают, что кварц – камень иллюзий, поэтому использовать его в магических целях могут только опытные экстрасенсы, гадалки и маги. Обычного человека он запросто может запутать, выдавая желаемое за действительное, и даже свести с ума, показывая картины возможного будущего, которое рисует собственное воображение человека. При ношении кварца в качестве украшений человек получает несомненную пользу от минерала, который укрепляет память, развивает воображение, делает яркой и красочной речь, способствует активным мыслительным процессам. Астрологи рекомендуют носить изделия с кварцем Скорпионам и Весам. Хорошим помощником он станет и Водолеям. Людям, родившимся под другими знаками зодиака, его лучше носить не в изделии, а в виде кристалла за пазухой или в кармане.

Талисманы и амулеты из Кварца

В качестве талисмана кварц следует оправлять в серебро – в сочетании с этим металлом он привлекает удачу, успех, материальное благосостояние, дарует верную любовь. Если же человек нуждается в мистической защите, например в помощи своего ангела-хранителя, кварц следует вставить в крестик из платины или серебра. Носимый в таком виде камень поможет наладить связь между человеком и высшим,  станет посредником в их общении.

Применение Кварца

Относительно высокая прочность позволяет делать из кварца вставки в кольца, серьги, броши. Создают из него и более крупные изделия: пепельницы, чаши, вазы. Кварц применяется в стекольной промышленности, часовом деле.

Quartz stone Facts, Information Description and Properties

Quartz is a power stone, and has been called as well as considered world wide as the «Universal Crystal». It is the most recognized type of crystal, and what many people envision when the thought of «crystal» comes to mind. In fact there are many different types of Quartz, in quite a variety of colors.

«Rock Crystal» Encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure Quartz, generally six-sided, can be found in all shades and colors. Quartz crystals grow singularly or in groups and take on different shapes according to the temperature at the time of their formation. Quartz crystals can also contain other minerals «frozen» within, as in Rutilated Quartz. Quartz can be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities.

Quartz can be a bit of a confusing stone, as it encompasses a great many varieties that often are thought to be gemstones on their own, but are in fact another type of quartz. As well, within the quartz family there are other stones, which have their own little «families» as well. Here is a breakdown of the most common quartz varieties:

  • Amethyst
  • Ametrine
  • Aqua Aura
  • Aventurine
  • Chalcedony:
    • Agate:
      • Bloodstone
      • Carnelian
      • Onyx
    • Chrysoprase
    • Jasper
  • Chatoyant Quartz:
    • Tiger’s Eye
    • Hawk’s Eye
    • Quartz Cat’s Eye (not Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye)
  • Citrine
  • Crystal Quartz
  • Inclusion Quartz:
    • Rutilated Quartz
    • Tourmilinated Quartz
  • Milky Quartz
  • Phantom Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Snow Quartz

So a Carnelian is truly an Agate, but an Agate is part of the Chalcedony family, which in turn truly is based as Quartz….i.e.: a Carnelian is Quartz. How’s that for a family tree?

Scientific Properties of Quartz

Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

The name «quartz» comes from the Greek derivative krustallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods. Since the Middle Ages, crystal balls made of rock crystal have been used to predict the future.

Mystical Properties of Quartz

Visual clarity normally isn’t as important to a quartz crystal’s energetic quality and ability to amplify subtle energies around it. Quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, balancing, amplifying, focusing and transmitting the energy…it channels universal energy as well, and is quite successful for energizing other crystals.

Quartz crystals can raise energy to the highest possible level, it enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy, and it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. Containing every possible color, Clear Quartz works on all levels of the being. Storing information like a natural computer, these crystal are like a spiritual library waiting to be accessed. It is also quite beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, being that information has it’s own energy pattern as well. This makes the quartz invaluable for programming. Paired with it’s ability to balance this is an excellent stone for harmonizing and balancing one’s immediate environment, and even personal relationships.

Quartz has the ability to dissolve karmic seeds, holding a quartz crystal in your hand, actual doubles your biomagnetic field. It generates electro magnetism and dispels static electricity.

Quartz is commonly used to dispel negativity and clear away negative energy. A stone of clarity it can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental as well as the physical planes. One of the most protective gemstones, quartz will protect the spirit as it enhances spiritual grown, and wisdom. It is also quite beneficial for clarifying the emotional processes, which in turn will enlighten your creativity and inspiration. A stone used for studying and retaining information as is helps with concentration and retaining what is learned.

Psychically, quartz is a powerful stone; used for protection as it counters black magic and protects from negative energy. It is very useful on the third eye chakra for clarity of psychic vision, and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz is a stone that can access ancient wisdom and bring it into the present. It is also a very good stone for astral travel, manifestation, scrying, channeling, dream recall and dream work.

Healing Properties of Quartz

Quartz is probably the most versatile, multipurpose, powerful healing stone on the planet due to is unique helical spiral crystalline form. It is a master healer and can be used for any and all conditions. It’s stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It takes the energy to the most perfect state that is possible; going back to before the dis-ease set in. It cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Being that it is easy to cleanse, it can store information and energy, is easy to program, and will amplify energy and healing properties of other stones. It can both send and draw energy, it stimulates natural crystals in the body tissues and fluids to resonate a new healing frequency, and there are so many varieties with their own healing qualities; there is always a quartz of some kind in the healing bag.

Quartz is reputed to be particularly effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles.

Magical Properties of Quartz

  • Energy: Various.
  • Element: Various.
  • Powers: Various.

Zodiac

  • Associations: Various.

Mystical Birthstone for the Month of October.

Stone of Scorpio.

Chakra Classification

Clear quartz is associated with the crown chakra, but also works effectively to balance and energize all chakras. Powerful clear ones open Brow, Crown, and Transpersonal Chakra for meditation, sending/receiving guidance as needed.

 

Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz

Crystal Quartz

General
Quartz Crystal (Colorless, aka Clear Quartz, Rock Quartz, Rock Crystal, Crystal Quartz) The transparent colorless variety of quartz is still known as rock crystal. Long ago, people believed that rock crystal was a compact form of ice: crystallos actually means «frozen.» The best rock crystal has the clarity and shimmer of crystal clear water. Although colorless quartz is relatively common, large flawless specimens are not, which is why most crystal balls these days are made of glass, not quartz. Quartz is highly useful in healing, in meditation and for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Mystical
Crystal Quartz is the ultimate «anything-stone» as it radiates all the color vibrations within the spectrum of light and thus can be utilized and programmed for any use which bring light and energy into our spiritual bodies. A «stone of the mind», quartz can be used to imprint with any energy or information and helps to focus the mind, aides in concentration and enhances mental ability.

Crystal Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in. Historically this crystal has been used to counter black magic, to perform diagnostic healing, and to communicate with spirits and other worlds.

Healing
Crystal Quartz is probably the most versatile, multipurpose, powerful healing stone on the planet due to is unique helical spiral crystalline form. It is a master healer and can be used for any and all conditions. It’s stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It takes the energy to the most perfect state that is possible; going back to before the disease set in. It cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

Magical

  • Energy: Projective, Receptive.
  • Planet: Sun, Moon.
  • Elements: Fire, Water.
  • Deity: The great Mother.
  • Associated Metals: Silver, Copper, Gold.
  • Powers: Protection, Healing, Psychism, Power, Lactation.

Worn as a power amplifier during magic situation, is is also worn or placed on the alter for the same purpose. Crystals are often used in numbers of 5, 7, 11, 13 or 21 for circles and rituals. Crystal Quarts are some of the most powerful stones in magic, placed often with Amber and Jet to amplify their powers as well. There isn’t much that needs to be done, that can not be done with a Crystal Quartz.

Zodiac
Crystal Quartz is associated with the star signs of Leo, Gemini and Capricorn.

Chakra
Clear quartz, as opposed to colored quartz, is associated with the 7th, Crown Chakra, but has an enlightening effect on all chakras. It brings clarity and amplifies the energy and the aura. It is a particularly good stone to use in combination as it opens up all the chakras to assist in relaxation. It also will help to temper the overpowering energy that some stones may emit during meditation; which will in turn create a much more harmonious mediation space.

Rose Quartz

General
The pale pink color of quartz, which can range from transparent to translucent, is known as rose quartz. The color is a very pale and delicate powder pink. Transparent rose quartz is very rare and is usually so pale that it does not show very much color except in large sizes. The translucent quality of rose quartz is much more available and is used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and architectural purposes.

Often called the «Love Stone» or the «Heart Stone», it is a gem of unconditional love that opens oneself to all forms of love, self love, family love, platonic love, romantic love. This quartz will give the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. In addition it is known to lower stress as well as brining happiness and soothing to the soul. It is said to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself.

Mystical
Emotionally rose quartz brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance as well as balancing one’s emotions; thus bringing inner peace and harmony. It raises one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It helps balance emotions and heal emotional wounds and traumas, even grief, bringing peace and calm. Rose quartz removes fears, resentments and anger. It can also heal and release childhood traumas, neglect, and lack of love, in part by enhancing inner awareness. It can help with reconciliation with family and others. Overwhelming or unreasonable guilt is eased by rose quartz.

Healing
Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, it is said to aid in the proper functioning of the circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs and heart, and to increase fertility and protect against radiation. As well as assisting with fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one’s ideal weight and in weight loss.

Rose quartz is helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect. It is said to give a clear soft complexion and to prevent wrinkles.

Magical

  • Energy: Receptive.

Used in rituals and spells associated with love. To attract love, wear a heart shaped rose quarts. Magically rose quartz is used to promote peace, happiness and fidelity in established relationships.

Rose quartz is an excellent calming stone for children. If you purchase one for a child though, please be careful with your choice as children tend to place things in their mouths. Simply handling the stone can have a calming effect, in addition to adding a vibration of warmth and security.

Wear or carry rose quartz when you are feeling despondent and need to feel loved and deeply cared for, it is an excellent stone for that. It’s also quite more effective on the psyche than chicken soup when you are feeling ill.

Zodiac
Rose quartz is linked to the star sign of Taurus, and to Libra as a secondary stone.

Chakra
Rose quartz is associated with the 4th, Heart Chakra.

Smoky Quartz

General
Smoky quartz is a brown transparent quartz that is sometimes used for unusual faceted cuts. The commercial market is limited due to the limited demand for brown gemstones. This variety was sometimes known as smoky topaz in the past, which is incorrect and misleading, since the mineral variety is quartz, not topaz.

Mystical
Smoky quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone, bringing calm and centering. Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.

It brings physical, protection, psychic protection and protection from negative energy. It enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals, as well as assisting in making wishes come true. Smoky quartz is beneficial for groups, and engenders cooperation. It also helps with creativity, prioritizing needs and wants, and wisdom. In addition, smoky quartz is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck.

Healing
Physically, smoky quartz is said to treat all kinds of problems associated with the lower torso including kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues. Smoky quartz also removes toxins from the body and helps the adrenal glands to function more readily. It is also very helpful for regulating all other body fluids and relieving fluid retention. Smoky quartz is excellent for dealing with hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder. Smoky quartz is good for balancing and improving one’s general health.

Magical

  • Energy: Receptive.

Another mood elevator, it is worn and used in spells/rituals as a grounding stone, to overcome depression and other negative emotions. A stone of discrimination, this stone will help you to be more firm about what you do and do not want. It will aid in ridding yourself of unproductive people or parts of your life. Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone for removing emotional blockages and the negative energy that they attract.

Zodiac
Associated with both Capricorn and Sagittarius zodiac signs.

Chakra
Smoky quartz is associated with the root/base (1st) chakra.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, smoky quartz grounds one during meditation, and can provide a grounded link between the physical and higher selves, helping to uncover subconscious wisdom. Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. Because smoky quartz transforms and removes negative energy, it also protects and cleanses the aura and astral bodies. It can be used for psychic shielding.

The clearest, most intense smoky quartz powerfully open the7th, Crown Chakra sending light down the 1st, Root or Base Chakra, stimulating the kundalini energy and inducing Alpha/deep meditation for channeling and higher guidance, deep relaxation, as well as lovingness. Ancient use was to stimulate all the meridians, and the kundalini at once, so please use with caution.

Rutilated Quartz

General
While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued most when they lack inclusions, some varieties are valued chiefly because of inclusions! The most popular of these is known as rutilated quartz. Rutilated quartz is transparent rock crystal with golden needles of rutile arrayed in patterns inside. Every pattern is different and some are breathtakingly beautiful. The inclusions are sometimes called Venus hair. Less well known is a variety called Tourmalinated quartz which, instead of golden rutile, has black or dark green tourmaline crystals.

Mystical
Rutilated quartz is also purported to enhance mental and physical stability, self-reliance, and meditation on feminine ideas. It is reputed by intuitives and folklore to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making.

Rutile is said to intensify the metaphysical properties of its host quartz crystal (see the metaphysical properties of rock crystal or smoky quartz). Rutilated quartz is also said to enhance one’s understanding in difficult situations, thus facilitating timely and appropriate solutions. It is also said to relieve depression and loneliness, and to help provide new direction and enhance creativity.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, rutilated quartz is used for meditation, spiritual communications, and dream work. It is particularly good for seeking higher spiritual experiences and meditation on feminine ideas. Rutilated quartz is also used metaphysically to deflect negative energies and unwanted energetic, psychic, and magical interferences.

Healing
Rutilated quartz is said to assist with tissue regeneration, assimilation of nutrition, and slow the advancement of aging. It is also said to boost the immune system and treat respiratory illness. Rutilated quartz is also a mystical crystal «diagnostic tool» which can help discover the true cause of an ailment. Rutilated quartz is said to slow down the aging process and to help strengthen the immune system. It is also said to be a strong healer and to be helpful in recovering from radiation exposure.

Physically, rutilated quartz is said to be beneficial for food disorders, the immune system, regeneration of tissue, fatigue, depression, respiratory illness, stability of all physical systems and general health, and absorption of nutrients from food. It is also reputed by intuitive sources to be helpful for getting energy moving in meridians and areas where the physical energy is sluggish. Rutiliated quartz is also a mystical crystal «diagnostic tool» which can help discover the true cause of an ailment.

Magical

  • Energy: Projective.

Rutilated quartz is an energy stone, and can be worn during magical rituals or placed on the stone altar o increase the effectiveness of the ritual and the magic process.

Zodiac
Associated with Taurus and Gemini zodiac signs.

Chakra
Rutilated quartz is associated with the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra, and is sometimes considered a link between the 1st, Root or Base Chakra and 7th, Crown Chakra chakras, which in turn will help to energize the kundalini energy.

Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. It can help slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance.

Tourmalinated Quartz

General
Tourmaline or Tourmalinated Quartz is rock crystal (crystal quartz) which has grown together with black tourmaline, and the tourmaline has penetrated the quartz creating the description «tourmalinated».

Mystical
A powerful stone for protection and grounding, this stone is formed of needle-like inclusions of black tourmaline — powerful protection in its own right — imbedded in natural clear quartz — a high energy stone used to increase personal power. This fabulous shield-stone amplifies energy sent towards it. Then, depending on the desired intent of the wearer, this stone can either send that amplified energy back to the sender, much like a mirror spell; or even better, transmute any negativity into positive energy for the wearer. In addition, tourmalinated quartz aids to balance yin/yang energies and release negative patterns.

Healing
Tourmaline quartz has been successfully used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and to detoxify the entire body. It develops it’s liberating power against negative energy most effectively in the shape of a sphere. Large spheres or small beads that create a piece of jewelry are equally effective as healing stones.

Magical

  • Energy: Projective.

Quartz which is penetrated by black tourmaline crystals is often worn during rituals to stimulate astral projection. It is commonly used in rituals as a symbol of unity.

Zodiac
Tourmaline quartz is linked to the star sign of Capricorn.

Chakra
Tourmaline quartz is associated with the 6th, Third Eye or Brow Chakra, but is particularly effective on the secondary chakras of the hands and feet, including the meridians.

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