Feel friendly and confident in social situations.
Communicate honestly, clearly and with ease.
Embrace lifelong learning and continue to evolve.
Cultivate generous and thoughtful relationships.
Let Blue Quartz ignite new exciting ideas!
Healing Properties of Blue Quartz
Spiritual: Blue Quartz is a gentle stone to inspire great personal growth. It reveals our path forward and help us to walk it gracefully and confidently. Blue Quartz helps us to stay calm and centered during times when our life is disrupted or at a crossroads, transforming from one stage of life to another. It reminds us that each stage of life is a wonderful opportunity all its own. So, do not mourn a previous time of life, or seek to hurry forward to the future. Rather enjoy the present moment and take time to explore all the delicious possibilities it presents! Blue Quartz reminds us that we are all one family and that connecting with others and supporting each other on our journeys is powerful good medicine. Blue Quartz is a particularly good stone for people who practice yoga, meditation or other forms of breath-work. It is attuned to the Throat and Third Eye Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. It is connected to the elements of Wind and Water and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Blue Quartz brings a calm self-confidence, a sense of ease and soul-purpose deep within ourselves. It encourages us to be generous with our time and energy, with the people that matter most to us. Blue Quartz also encourages us to cultivate thoughtful relationships, and to be with people who make us feel good and help us to grow. Blue Quartz teaches us that “fear”, especially fear of the unknown, is often little more than “incomplete knowledge” and that the way to move past fear is to simply learn more! It also reminds us to reach out to others for support when in need and to trust that we will receive good energy. Blue Quartz inspires hope and helps us to trust ourselves and to listen to the promptings of our heart.
Mental: Blue Quartz is a wonderful stone for the mind and inspires lifelong learning. It teaches us that we are constantly evolving, ever changing, and that each season of our life is full of interesting challenges just waiting for us to solve them. It helps us to see new opportunities as exciting and encourages us to ponder new ideas. Blue Quartz improves our communication skills, helping us to find the right words to express whatever we are feeling, thinking or dreaming into. Blue Quartz is an excellent stone for anyone undergoing talk therapy.
Physical: Blue Quartz is used by metaphysical healers to treat the lungs, heart and spleen, as well as to heal the endocrine system. It is said to stabilize the metabolic process and to strengthen the immune system. It is believe to be especially useful for treating blood clots that are caught in the lungs. Blue Quartz is highly recommended to work with when learning how to control and be conscious of breathing, for meditation and healing purposes.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Blue Quartz
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal System: Hexagonal /Trigonal
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Location: The best transparent Blue Quartz crystals are found in Italy and Spain. Additional deposits of Blue Quartz are located in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Congo, French West Indies, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, and the United States (Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia).
Mineral Family: Blue Quartz is the rare blue variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right and its members come in every shade of the rainbow. Colorless Quartz is called Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Pink Quartz is Rose Quartz. The most highly prized variety of all is Amethyst, or purple Quartz.
Formation: Blue Quartz is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. The blue color is caused by tiny inclusions of blue minerals like Dumortierite.
Mining: In Spain, rare Blue Quartz crystals are prized and a focus for several mines. In the rest of the world, Blue Quartz is typically mined as a secondary mineral within other commercial mines.
Enhancements: Blue Quartz can be fully natural or created from Clear Quartz that has been irradiated with gold to create a bright neon blue color.
History of Blue Quartz
Blue Quartz is a relatively “new” stone to the metaphysical world and was not included as a distinct mineral in any early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.
Ethically Sourced Blue Quartz
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, mostly likely with one middleman involved.
This Blue Quartz is most like copper mine in Arizona, USA.
It would be relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Blue Quartz was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Safe Handling of Blue Quartz
Blue Quartz Tumbled Stone
Color: Blue. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1.5 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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