According to archaeological excavations, we can conclude that quartz was extracted in the times of primitive people. They began to use the mineral for the manufacture of tools and weapons. On the territory of Mesopotamia was discovered by archaeologists quartz jewelry, the age of which is seven thousand years. In addition, it is also mentioned in ancient philosophy — Theophrastus and the Elder Pliny.
On this basis, it can be argued that quartz was a very popular material in ancient times. Although the high popularity of the crystal is not surprising, since its share drops more than 90% of the total volume of the crust. In nature it is produced almost everywhere. Industrial extraction of the mineral involved in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, some European and African countries. In our country the development of the mineral store in the Urals and Siberia
Due to the huge number of varieties and colors of quartz origin, today jewelry stores offer a wide range of jewelry made of this mineral. It is worth considering that apart from natural, there are synthetic (artificial) crystal, which can be issued for natural unscrupulous sellers.
Not to buy a fake when purchasing jewelry, you should be very careful, carefully examining the crystal. To distinguish a fake from the authentic stone on explicit basis. The forgery will give an artificial cracks and air bubbles, arranged in a chaotic order on a disordered groups and having a different size.
Natural stone can also contain cracks and bubbles, however, such defects included in the crystal of course — the sites of accretion of crystals or high flows of nutrient. Look at the photo, a natural quartz, in order not to stumble on a fake.
Like many other gemstones, quartz has amazing properties that help people to improve their health and escape from life’s troubles. For example, the sugar crystals of quartz and some other types are perfectly clean space, in addition, they are antiseptics. It is believed that if you put it in a glass of water this crystal, the liquid will acquire useful and healing properties. This water is suitable not only for drinking but also for cosmetic procedures. If you regularly wash with water, purified quartz crystals, the facial skin will acquire a healthy appearance, elasticity and freshness.
Quartz, especially the green kind, has a therapeutic effect on its owner. I believe that crystal has a positive impact on the respiratory system. Should wear a stone chest during colds — it will have a positive impact on the course of the disease.