|Color||Brown, black, colorless, green, pink, violet, white, yellow, orange, purple|
|Crystal Habit||Prismatic |
|Hardness||7 Mohs scale|
|Refractive index||1.544 - 1.553|
Quartz is a highly varied mineral, and its
wide range of colors goes on to produce various types of gemstones. Amongst
quartz gem variety, citrine and amethyst are easily the most famous. However,
other forms of the quartz also produce important gemstones. The best thing is
that all forms are very reasonably priced. They get cut into numerous gemstone
cuts as well as cabochons, and then used in various types of jewelry. You can
get this jewelry and gemstones online quite easily. However, in this context,
its important to mention that the rock crystal variety is usually not cut into
the form of gemstones. But some of the small crystals carved out from a rock
crystal may sometime get used as pendants, often being smoothed and polished,
and at times in completely original crystal form.
Quartz is very common and can be found in
various locations all across the globe. However, some of the prolific quartz
producers are U.S.
(Arkansas), India, Madagascar, and Brazil. The primary crystalline form of
quartz variety that are used as beautiful gemstones are the cats eye quartz, tourmalinated
quartz, blue quartz, prasiolite (green quartz), ametrine, rutilated quartz,
milky quartz, rock crystal, rose quartz, smoky quartz, citrine, and the amethyst.
Now, out of all these, the amethyst (purple version) is clearly the most famous
or popular. So, if you feel like, you can conduct a research on your own and buy
quartz online (any form as per your liking) from the comfort of your home.
Interestingly, apart from the amethyst
(purple version) and the citrine to some extent, the smoky quartz has also
become quite popular in the recent times. This form of quartz is usually brown
in color. The black version is a little rare. Its mostly used as a ring or as
a pendant. So, you can buy them for your friends and family members. Best of