Well known even to ancient peoples, Quartz crystals were shaped into tools in the prehistoric age. Before the European Renaissance, quartz was thought to be fossilized water. Quartz was very popular for carved decorative objects in Europe up until the Victorian period.
Quartz is a silicon dioxide, and the most common mineral in the Earth’s crust. Transparent quartz has a macrocrystalline structure, meaning crystals and grains are visible to the eye. When in its purest and clearest form, Quartz is known as Rock Crystal. Quartz can be heat-treated and enhanced to create vibrant and extra-shiny beads!
Many believe that quartz stones are associated with healing energies. Clear Quartz is associated with harmonization and balance.