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Quartz – the Magic Sand

Saturday, 01 May 2010

quartzQuartz is the most common mineral on the Earth that is found in almost every geological environment totaling 12% of the Earth crust. It is known that the sand is the quartz either formulated as SiO2, silicon dioxide. Quartz is not the sand though; it is the fascinating mixture of a variety of crystals. The quartz is the transparent rock crystal like a frozen water drop recognized to be the stone of magicians; it is the solemn violet amethyst considered to be the stone of sobriety; it is the luxury flame ruby; it is the misty rauchtopaz; velvet-black morion; lemon-yellow false citrine and the pink cornelian. These are the variety of quartz.

Praziolite, prazem, cat’s-eye, tiger’s-eye, Hawkeye, chalcedony, chrysoprase, agate, onyx, sarder, sapphirine and others also belong to this class of stones, including quartzite and jasper being minerals with quartz as the major substance.

The variety of quartz available in nature is used in making jewelry, including items with precious and semi-precious stones, and every single stone of quarts possesses its own specific peculiarities, qualities and history.

Thus, morion of black and sometimes of dark-brown color is almost half-translucent and thought to be the mineral of necromancers and the stone would be used in the past times to call the spirit of the passed away. The morion stands for gloomy and ungracious in Latin. This stone is rarely used in manufacture of jewels but for production of citrine is widely practiced. The morion when heated to 300-350°С changes the black color for the lemon-yellow and gets translucent. In the ancient times the morion and rauchtpopaz would be baked in bread to gain citrine.

The stone of citrine is called for resemblance with lemon in color. The majority of citrine stones is the processed amethysts, smoky quartz or morions.

The majestic citrine was believed to symbolize unfaithfulness and lie, though citrine jewelry found its admirers in spite of the poor reputation for its exclusive beauty.

Rauchtopaz provokes the fancy to enlarge and it also intensifies the dreaminess, and this stone is easy to get the person into the world of illusions. Nevertheless, the mineral possesses the contradicting feature and the lithotherapeutists suppose that the rauchtopaz owns apparent abilities to get the drug addict to the normal life free of drugs.  

The quartz crystal Teofrast as widely though to be the frozen ice and the word «crystallos» meaning ice from the Greek language proved the name. This stone as popular with the fortune-tellers and magic crystal balls are still considered to be the specific attributes of magicians, both black and white. This is interesting but Hitler possessed a crystal ball which he used to predict the outcomes of the military actions and attacks, and moreover, some of his plans ere absolutely built upon predictions made with the help of crystal balls.

The quartz crystal is also named as the skin of the Earth when the World and Peace is possible to perceive through the skin of the Earth, thus the crystal. Esoterism adherers suppose that the rock crystal is attributed to the pretersensual perception and the lithotherpeutists make recommendations that insomnia is easy to struggle with the help of a crystal ring and that the crystal gifts the undisturbed sleep. The necklace from the quartz crystal is a good tool from the chill. Besides, such necklaces were believed to increase lactation with breastfeeding moms in the old times. On the top of it, the quartz crystal is good for those who suffer from liver and gall bladder diseases and that the stone is able to stabilize the functions of these organs if the stone is worn on the right side of the torso.

The amethyst is the perfect stone of the violet or lilac color popular in the Ancient Rome. The stone was attributed to be the sobriety stone and the ancient Romans supposed strongly that the wine of the same color as the amethyst is good to drink to the desirable extent and stay somewhat sober and avoid poor actions of the drunk.

Therefore the amethyst used to be put into the wine which was diluted enough to get the needed shade.

Jacinth is the kind of the zircon of yellow or red to brown color, the same as the hyacinth flower. As to the myth of the Ancient Greece, the flower appeared for the sake of the God Apollo. The God of the Olympia had this flower grown on the blood of the handsome young man Hyacinth who was killed by Zephyr, God of Wind. Hyacinths were mainly practiced for jewelry for women and since the times immemorial till up to date a rare woman can resist to the beauty of this incredibly luxury and elegant stone.

Men who are unhappy in marriage with quarrelsome wives are advised to make gifts to their wives made from plasma. Plasma is the motley greenish semi-precious stone which perfectly compliments other precious and semi-precious stones and neutralizes the adverse effect of other minerals apart from that of pearls. The important attribute of plasma is that the stone has the ability to make the shrew quieter and more peaceful.

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