Weight: 722 grams (about 1.5 pounds)
Dimensions: 180 mm x 48 mm x 65 mm (7 in x 1.75 in x 2.5 in)
A beautiful piece out of Brazil this crystal is not clear quartz. There is just a very light hint of color making it a very pale smoky. Interior is clear, one side has a white covering.
Chakra: All Chakras
Healing Energies: Used by many to amplify the energies around themselves or to amplify the energy of other stones, Quartz is also a stone of programmability. You can place this stone near another stone to bring that energy even more fully into the surrounding area or to make your mediation with another stone more powerful.
If you are struggling with something specific example- anxiety before tests in school or always wanting a candy bar on your break at work, you can program this stone to help you with that issue. All you need to do is hold the clear quartz in your hand for a few minutes a day for about a week while concentrating and asking the stone to help you with that specific thing... please help me to be calm during a test or I would love to crave something healthy to eat during my break (or not be hungry at all at break!). Then carry the stone with you when you are in that situation.
Facts and Lore: Quartz has been known and used since time before written record. It was first named in written record around 300 BC. The name "quartz" is a recent variation from German. Reading the histories, it seems that "quartz" was officially adopted as the name of this mineral in the mid 1600's. In the metaphysical world, we apply the name quartz to the clear macrocrystalline variety of this mineral. The chemical makeup of all quartz starts with the basic SiO2 that gives you clear quartz. If there is another chemical in the mix, it then normally becomes a colored quartz. When it forms as a single point, it is normally 6 sided.
According to Wikipedia, quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Feldspar is actually the most abundant! You might want to double check that with other sources, but I was shocked!
Clear quartz has been used for millennia as carved drinking vessels, jewelry, and stone tools.