Quartz is a silicate mineral that comes in many different formations and varieties, and is on of the most common minerals found in the Earth's crust. It has been used for jewelry, tools, and home décor throughout history. Quartz contains a type of electricity known as piezoelectricity that is used to power many different things such as wristwatches, hospital machines, and electric lighters. In its purest form, quartz is a colorless, transparent and hard crystal structure with a glassy luster. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, this natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colors.
Crackle quartz is a variety of quartz that has been intentionally fractured. The quartz is heated to a high temperature, then suddenly quench it in cold water. The shock of sudden cooling causes a network of tiny fractures to propagate through the crystal many times creating brilliant rainbow inclusions.
Quartz is the most important stone for healing and may be used for any condition. It amplifies the energy of other stones, and starts the basic cycle of letting go of negative energy, and inviting in positive. Carrying and holding quartz proves to be a life changing experience for those experimenting with its energy by opening the door to all crystal healing. Touching the stone can provide an instant lift, boosting attitude and improving outcomes.