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Quartz is an alternative birthstone for April.


Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind the mineral feldspar.

People in the earliest recorded times believed in the magical powers of quartz. Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging. Rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC have been found in the area once known as Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). The Assyrians, along with the Romans, might have been the first to use this stone.

In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions. Early cultures of the Americas used quartz amulets. Known as the “love stone,” it was said to balance the emotions and to heal anger and disappointment.

Stone Lore

Clear Quartz is highly prized for its ability to clear the mind of negativity to enhance higher spiritual receptiveness. It is considered the master of all healing crystals due to its ability to magnify or amplify healing vibrations of other crystals.

The Clear Quartz, the “master of healing crystals”, benefit is at the heart of the clear quartz meaning and lore. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. Quartz Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy.

 White Topaz*
 Lapis Lazuli*

* alternative birthstones