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Clear Quartz Eggs
Clear Quartz Emma Eggs£2.50
Clear Quartz Obelisks£12.95
Herkimer Quartz ‘Diamond’ specimens£19.95
Quartz bead strands (Clear)£6.95
Quartz Bracelets (Clear)£1.65
Quartz Cabochons (Clear)£0.50 – £1.95
Quartz Clusters (Clear & Milky Quartz / Rock Crystal)£2.45 – £9.95
Quartz crystal chips in a bottle (Rock Crystal)£2.50
Quartz Crystal Cluster (Tabular)£9.95
Quartz Display Pieces (Clear Quartz / Rock Crystal)£19.95
Quartz Features (Clear)£2.95
Quartz Heart Carvings (Clear)£7.95
Quartz Obelisk with Chlorite Phantom£44.95
Quartz Palmstones (Clear)£3.45
Quartz Pendants (Clear – Rock Crystal)£1.35
Quartz Points£1.95 – £7.95
Quartz Tumblestones (Clear)£0.75 – £2.25
Appearance, Uses and History
Clear Quartz is, simply, Quartz that is clear!
It is a transparent to translucent variety of Quartz, commonly colourless, but it may have a tone or some colour due to staining or inclusions. The best specimens are completely colourless, free of impurities, and completely flawless.
Clear Quartz is sometimes used as a gemstone, usually faceted or cut into beads, rather than cut en cabochon. The reason for this is simple – being a clear stone you would be able to see the setting etc through the stone!
Through time, Quartz has been used for the making of jewellery and hardstone carvings – quality pieces of which can be seen during the Roman and Saxon periods.
Optical grade Quartz crystals are used for some very specific purposes, too – telescopes, electronic sensors, microscopes, and lasers. The majority of these, however, are synthetic Quartz crystals grown in a laboratory.
My personal favourite pieces of clear Quartz have some inclusions; needles of Rutile, Tourmaline, Actinolite, Dumortierite… they make extremely attractive specimens.
Clear Quartz can occur all around the world. Quartz is one of the most common minerals on Earth!
Some of the best specimens I’ve seen come from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, and the USA. However, ‘best specimens’ might be biased coming from me – we may like different things.
Commonly refered to as ‘rock crystal’. I prefer not to use this term, as ‘rock crystal’ can also refer to a type of Lead glass.
Specifically, clear Quartz refers to Quartz that is as clear and colourless as possible.
Staining or inclusions can make it cloudy, yellow, orange, brown or other colours but this section will primarily be clear colourless specimens.
Photos of Clear Quartz
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
- الكوارتز واضحة
- حجر كريستال
- स्पष्ट क्वार्ट्ज
- रॉक क्रिस्टल
- quartzo claro
- pedra de cristal
- পরিষ্কার কোয়ার্টজ
- রক স্ফটিক
- একপ্রকার স্বচ্ছ বর্ণহীন স্ফটিক
- kuarsa yang jelas
- batu kristal
- ਸਾਫ ਕੁਆਰਟਜ਼
- ਰਾਕ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਟਲ
- clear quartz
- rock crystal
- quarzo chiaro
- cristallo di rocca
- прозрачный кварц
- горный хрусталь
- quartz clair
- cristal de roche
- cuarzo claro
- cristal de roca
- klarer Quarz
- 클리어 쿼츠
- 무색의 수정
- 락 크리스탈
- સ્પષ્ટ ક્વાર્ટઝ
- રોક ક્રિસ્ટલ
Mandarin and Traditional Chinese:
- واضح کوارٹج
- راک کرسٹل