Quartz minerals are found to be composed of both silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz is considered to be the second most abundant minerals on the surface of the earth this is due to the mineral being found within the earth’s crust, the first being feldspar. In fact, the mineral is considered to be so abundant that almost every rock contains small traces of Quartz within. There is a variety of types of Quartz. There is Smoky quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, blue quartz, chalcedony, cactus quartz, Herkimer diamond, Faden quartz, rainbow quartz, and scepter quartz to name a few. In history, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations were known to use the quartz crystals as potent talismans. Ancient Romans also were known to use Rose Quartz as seal in order to signify ownership.
Quartz minerals can be found in various areas located around the world. They can be found in India, Morocco, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, China, Japan, Namibia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Russia. However, Japan, China, and Russia are known as the world’s main producers of Quartz. Not only can Quartz come from various places in the world, but it can also come in various colors. Due to the variety Quartz can come in it also has a variety of colors such as red, yellow, green, purple, pink, brown, black, grey, and white.
In crystal belief, Quartz is believed to promote wisdom, spiritual growth, and awareness. It is also said that Quartz possesses the ability to enhance both creativity and inspiration.