Clear quartz which is also known as rock crystal or crystal quartz is made up of silicon dioxide or silica. Silica which is found in the natural world as sand or in certain organisms is the name given to minerals which are made up of silica and oxygen. The silica in sand is usually the crystalline form of quartz but it does occur in many different forms.
Clear quartz was the first substance to be described as crystal and the Ancient Greeks believed it to be a magical kind of ice which had frozen so solid it would never melt.
Considered to be one of the most powerful healing and energy amplifiers on the planet, quartz is used extensively in crystal healing but the properties of this master crystal are far too innumerable to list here. Quartz is an ideal mineral to have around the home because it absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and is also said to be excellent at unblocking it.
This fascinating mineral comes from South Africa and boasts exceptional clarity however as with most varieties of translucent or transparent quartz, it doesn't photograph particularly well. If you imagine this was once a larger rock that was cut in half, our first picture is of the smooth inner face of one of those halves. When you look at the quartz from this angle, because it's so clear and lacks any fractures you can literally see right through it.
Weight (grams): 410
Size (cms): 10.2 x 5.1 x 5.5