- 1. Strawberry Quartz
- 2. History and Meaning of Strawberry Quartz
- 3. Physical and Chemical Properties of Strawberry Quartz
- 4. Strawberry Quartz Healing Properties
- 5. Strawberry Quartz Metaphysical Properties
- 6. Strawberry Quartz for Sale
Anyone who knows anything about the world of mineralogy is aware that nature is capable of making surprises. Sometimes, it creates new minerals, and sometimes it adds new exciting features to the things we are used to. The latter can be applied to a beautiful variety of the second most widespread mineral in the world, quartz. Strawberry quartz is as striking as it sounds.
History and Meaning of Strawberry Quartz
The majority of gemstones are as old as the hills. They were admired by pharaohs and ancient Greek philosophers. Alchemists tried to invent potions for eternal life using gemstones, and witchcraft was utterly impossible without magic crystals. Quartz is the second most common mineral on Earth (it makes up about 12% of the earth's crust), so it makes sense to assume that all types of quartz - and there are a great many of them - were known since antiquity. But here's a catch, strawberry quartz is not the same as its peers from the quartz family. Being quite rare, it has revealed itself just yesterday (by gemological standards, of course).
The annals of history have preserved references to a mineral that its contemporaries called scarlet quartz. Presumably, the stone featuring inclusions of red hematite was found at the end of the 19th century in the North of England. Another part of the United Kingdom, Wales, has a legend speculating that this mineral belonged to the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Ceridwen, who lived on the shores of Lake Bala.
Fast forward to 1970, strawberry quartz deposits were found in Mexico. Although the location of this deposit was kept secret, gemologists suggest that it was in the State of Chihuahua. Be that as it may, Mexican strawberry quartz flooded the market but disappeared just as quickly - many attribute this to the depletion of the field.
Today, gem-quality strawberry quartz deposits are deployed in Russia and Kazakhstan, which means that fine, unique, and rare quartz can be yours without breaking the bank.
In conclusion, it is worth mentioning some trade names and unofficial monikers if strawberry quartz - Lepicrosite in quartz, fluffy quartz, scarlet quartz, red quartz, cherry quartz, fire quartz, etc.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Strawberry Quartz
As its name suggests, strawberry quartz is a variety of quartz. The feature that makes it ‘strawberry’ is the finest hematite, goethite, or lepidocrocite flakes and streaks (sometimes even lumps) resembling berry seeds. The color of the mineral ranges from colorless (transparent) and milky white to rich and saturated such as wine, maroon, and pink. Hematite flakes in the stone give it an eye-catching feature - it shimmers and glistens in the brightly light.
Various impurities are not alien to the mineral. The more impurities, the cloudier it is. Gem-quality specimens are transparent but ornamental specimens are translucent and opaque yet they are capable of delivering their own charm. Regardless, the hardness of strawberry quartz is 6.0-7.0 on the Mohs scale, and its luster is glassy.
Strawberry Quartz Healing Properties
Like all stones of natural origin, strawberry quartz emits vibrations that affect the human energy field and bestow healing and vitality. This property is widely used in lithotherapy and traditional medicine to:
• eliminate headaches;
• deliver a calming effect on the nervous system;
• eliminate insomnia and disturbing dreams, as well as promote quick falling asleep and easy awakening;
• improve mood and fill with optimism;
• purge the body from toxins;
• improve blood quality (in particular, fight anemia by increasing hemoglobin levels), stabilize blood pressure and heartbeat;
• normalize the functioning of the thyroid gland and the immune system.
The pink stone has a positive effect on the health of a woman, and if she is pregnant, her child as well. Strawberry quartz items or a massage of the baby bum with the mineral help strengthen the bond between mother and child even in the very early stages of pregnancy, and also protects them from negativity and disruptions in the body, mind, and spirit.
In addition, vibrations of strawberry quartz help relieve stress and relax, especially if you wear it as a bracelet. This property is very handy if you work in a fast-paced environment or are surrounded by people who could have been friendlier.
Strawberry Quartz Metaphysical Properties
When strawberry quartz is in sync with a person who owns it (it is fully compatible with Gemini and, to a lesser extent, signs of the Air element), it can become the Stone of Genesis. Such stones are able to give strength, both physical and spiritual, to their wearers, as well as make them confident in what they do and believe in.
Esotericism claims that the mineral helps find happiness in life, as well as attract good luck and well-being. If you seek to establish or improve your relationships with the ones you love and care for, you can count on strawberry quartz as well. Crystals of the mineral, even if they are minute, set at home contribute to a ‘healthy’ environment in the family and protect from betrayal, gossip, and quarrels.
Strawberry quartz amulets are beneficial for one’s love life. Not only do they attract your soul mate but also enhance existing love. Ladies often use the mineral to maintain passion and intimacy in a relationship. Along with that, the stone promotes the traits that are likely to make you more appealing in the eyes of a potential partner. For instance, it is able to make you a more generous and compassionate person.
They say that strawberry quartz is a stone of harmony. That’s because it is capable of bringing energy, emotions, and psyche into balance. Strawberry quartz jewelry is also of great use if you want to start your life fresh or get back on the right path.
Strawberry Quartz for Sale
Strawberry quartz radiates femininity and allure meaning it is an excellent choice for women’s jewelry. Gemstone collectors are going to be excited as well because this rare mineral is hard to get. But we have it and are happy to bring it to you. We supply strawberry quartz in a variety of sought-after forms:
- pendants set in silver;
- loose stones and sets;
- one-of-a-kind stones.
Here, at KenKenGems, we partner with trustworthy strawberry quartz suppliers from all over the world to guarantee affordable prices, great quality, and access to myriads of shapes, colors, and cuts.