Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth and is well known in the gems world. Quartz is attractive and durable, as well as inexpensive. It can be cut and carved in many forms and sizes. Quartz is named after a Slavic word for "hard".
A new high tech enhancement process applied to colorless stones such as quartz and topaz produces an interesting new variety we call "Mystic Quartz".
Mystic quartz displays a stunning rainbow effect that makes it all at once unique, fashionable and different. The color, brilliance and clarity of the final product depends on the quality, cut and polish of the original gemstone. That's why we use only first quality quartz for our mystic quartz. Mystic quartz displays all the colors of the rainbow in one stone. The shades of color are displayed in kaleidoscopic designs. Although quartz is considered to be relatively hard (7 Mohs scale), mystic quartz requires some care. One should use only a mild detergent for cleaning, combined with a gentle scrubbing with a toothbrush at the most. In order to avoid water stains on the coating, the crystal should be dried with a towel or soft cloth. It looks best under halogen light or in daylight Transparent, eye clean quartz of the finest quality is our only choice for the raw material that becomes mystic quartz. Quartz is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including many fancy shapes.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth.
Macrocrystalline quartz deposits:
Rock crystal: In the Alps, Brazil, Madagascar, United States
Smoky quartz: Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Ukraine
Amethyst: Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, United States (Arizona), Uruguay and Zambia
Amethyst quartz: Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, United States (Arizona), Uruguay and Zambia
Ametrine: Brazil, Bolivia
Citrine: Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Spain, United States
Prasiolite: Brazil, United States (Arizona)
Rose quartz: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Sri Lanka, USA
Aventurine: Austria, Brazil, India, Russia, Tanzania
Prase: Austria, Finland, Germany, Scotland
Quartz cat's eye: Brazil, India, Sri Lanka
Hawk's eye: Brazil, India, Sri Lanka
Tiger's eye: Australia, India, Myanmar, Namibia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United States
Common Mystic Quartz treatments:
Colorless quartz, a raw basic material, is always untreated. In order to convert eye clean colorless quartz of fine quality into mystic quartz, a high process know as thin film deposition is used. The cut and polished quartz is coated with an extremely thin titanium film that bonds with quartz at the molecular level. Very little heat is involved in the process. The coating is permanent, but if part of the crystal chips off or is broken the natural color of the stone will show.
Species: Rock crystal
Chemical composition: SiO2, silicon dioxide
Crystal system: (Trigonal), hexagonal prisms
Hardness: 7 (Mohs scale)
Specific gravity: 2.65
Refractive index: 1.544 - 1.553
Color of streak: White
Absorption spectrum: Absent
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