Archives for Quartz crystals

Differences between cut glass crystal and quartz crystal

Markets are thronged with a huge variety of crystal jewelry. Some common items are crystal jewelry, Austrian Swarovski cut crystal jewelry, quartz crystal jewelry, American crystals, etc. This confuses consumers to distinguish between natural quartz crystal and a glass crystal. Some of the characteristics about natural and glass crystals helps to distinguish between them. Natural quartz crystal has more silicone dioxide percentage while glass items have very little or no silicone dioxide. “Austrian crystal”, “cut crystal”, “fine crystal”, “Swarovski crystal” are references to forms of GLASS. Some items composed of this type of glass include beaded necklaces or pendants, chandeliers,
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Dowsing with crystals

Dowsing is a common practice among believers of the metaphysical, but what exactly does it mean? It is associated with a kind of method to determine the location of hidden or buried objects without using any modern measuring instruments. Dowsing is a very old and ancient practice, and over the years, many (wrongly) associate it with the occult; basically if you look at it, it’s actually just a way to tap into the subconscious mind and derive answers from it. Rightly or wrongly, dowsing has been described as “divination”. But I personally regard dowsing as just an outlet where we
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Phantom quartz

Phantom quartz crystals are quartz crystals that have another crystal within, giving the appearance of a “phantom” crystal inside. The phantom crystal is often another crystal that has other mineral inclusions, usually deposited on its surface. At some point during the crystal’s development, there was a pause in its growth, and another mineral was deposited on the crystal’s surface. After that, conditions became favorable for its growth, and the crystal continued to develop again. The deposited mineral is usually an opaque mineral, and therefore, shows up prominently within the crystal, although there are also instances where there are no secondary
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Uses of Quartz Crystals

Quartz has so many uses that one can apply in daily life; they are tools not only for spiritual development, but also for physical applications. And this is because we are 3 dimensional beings – a physical, mental, and spiritual combo. Since the beginning of his evolution, man has used stones or crystals in much the same way we use appliances today. It is said that the ancient civilization of Atlantis used quartz crystals to harness and generate electricity. Being so in tune with the electrical universe is a concept that is not so farfetched today, when we consider that
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Recharging yourself with crystals

Crystals are good for recharging yourself when you feel down. In this segment, we will look at some of the ways crystals can be used to reenergize and revitalize oneself. One of the organs in our body that respond to crystals is the thymus. This is an organ about 15 cm down from the throat, somewhere at the center of the chest, or sternum. Some of you may know this as the location of the heart chakra. In alternative healing practice, the thymus is considered to be the seat of the soul. Other beliefs call the thymus the seat of
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