A Complete List Of Quartz Gemstones And Their Significance (2023)

January 10, 2023

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on earth and there are many different types of quartz. Quartz comes in a wide range of colors, making it a popular choice for decorating with crystals and minerals. Quartz also has a crystal structure that transmits energy very effectively, making them ideal for healing purposes. Quartz can be found in many colors, and it is used to make gemstones such as amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, and smoky quartz.

Seven different types of quartz gemstones you should know about

  1. Aventurine

Aventurine is a type of quartz with flecks of mica. It is often green (although it can also be red, blue, or brown), and is typically polished into beads and other jewelry. The stone is also used in small carvings. Aventurine was historically used in medicine to treat skin conditions like warts or scabies.

  1. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a pink variety of quartz and is known as the “Love Stone”. Rose Quartz is a stone of absolute love. It helps to open the heart to all types of love, love for oneself, love for others, romantic love, family love, and platonic love. Rose Quartz also helps to heal emotional wounds or trauma by encouraging self-acceptance, trust, and respect for others. Rose Quartz has been used to promote healing from heartache or grief due to the end of relationships. It can help you let go of anger while helping you communicate your feelings more calmly with compassion instead of aggression or resentment.

  1. Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye (also known as Tiger Eye) is a type of quartz with a golden-brown color and a silky luster. It is one of the most popular loose gemstones in the world, and it can be used in jewelry, carvings, and other decorative items. The name “Tiger’s Eye” was inspired by its resemblance to the eye of a cat or tiger. It looks like yellowish-brown stripes on a white background or vice versa.

  1. Onyx

Onyx is a variety of chalcedony, and just like other types of quartz, it is composed of silicon dioxide. Onyx comes in many colors, including black, gray, white, and brown. The bands that makeup onyx can be as thin as 1 millimeter or as wide as 10 centimeters. Onyx often has a waxy luster and may contain fossils. Onyx has been used for thousands of years in jewelry because it is affordable while still being durable enough to withstand daily wear as gold chains.

  1. Citrine

Citrine is a variety of quartz, with a yellow color. It can be found in Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA. It is often used as a gemstone and has a Mohs hardness of 7.5. The name “citrine” comes from the French word “citron”, which means lemon. This is because citrine often has a yellowish-brown color, similar to lemons. Citrine can be confused with other quartz varieties such as amethyst, but there are several ways of telling them apart.

  1. Amethyst

Amethyst quartz is a purple-colored variety of quartz. It is the most popular variety in jewelry and is available in many colors, including lilac, purple, lilac-blue, red, and yellow. Amethyst has been used since ancient times as an ornamental gemstone. In ancient Rome, it was called “porphyry” because it was thought to have been discovered near the town of Porphyry (today’s Abruzzo) in Italy. Amethyst was used during the Middle Ages to make precious objects such as rings, pendants, and other items by cutting out pieces from natural crystals or from synthetic stones made by man using a flame made from flint or iron pyrites (fool’s gold).

  1. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is a type of quartz that has been subjected to high temperatures, which causes it to turn black. Smoky Quartz is found in the United States, Brazil, and Madagascar. Smoky Quartz is a popular alternative to Black Onyx, especially for people who are allergic to Onyx. Smoky Quartz is thought to promote inner strength and self-confidence. People who work with smoky quartz have found that it helps them overcome fear and negativity by providing the strength necessary to move forward in their lives.

End note

Quartz is a very versatile gemstone. You can use it in jewelry, artwork, and other crafts. You can also use it to make yourself feel better by using quartz crystals as a healing tool. Quartz is great because it has many different types of uses and the price range varies widely depending on the type of quartz you are looking for!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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