Dioptase Quartz

Divine Joy

See the best in others and live as your Highest Self.

Be here, now, and fully present in your own life.

Realize your own incredible potential and beauty.

Feel peaceful and happy, and be creative and curious.

Let Dioptase reveal to the Sacred Wonder in all things.


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Mineralogy of Dioptase Quartz

Dioptase Quartz Crystal

Dioptase Quartz Crystal, Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan

Rock Type: Silicate rock
Major Minerals: Clear Quartz and Dioptase
Minor Minerals: None

Color: Green and White
Gravity: Varies
Hardness: Varies
Luminescence: None
Texture: Porphyritic
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Dioptase and Dioptase Quartz has been found in significant deposits in Argentina, Chile, the Congo, Iran, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Peru, the United States, and Zaire.
dioptase mine locations

Rock Type: Dioptase Quartz is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Dioptase Quartz, two minerals are combined, green Dioptase and Clear Quartz, both of which belong to the Silicate mineral family. 

Formation: Dioptase is a rare mineral which forms mostly in desert areas as a secondary mineral in Copper Sulfide mineral deposits. It occurs in the oxidized zone where the liquid silica reacts with dissolved copper, creating Dioptase and/or Chrysocolla. On some occasions, it will form near deposits of Clear Quartz, fusing the two minerals together into a unique rock.     

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits that still have their original relationship with the host rock. In some cases it is mined as part of a large-scale operation for copper and other precious metals, such as the Tsemeb Mine in Namibia. In other cases, it is a small-scale affair. 

Tsumeb Mine

Open pit mine, Tsumeb Mine, Naimbia

Enhancements: All Dioptase Quartz on the market is fully natural and has been enhanced only by cutting, tumbling, and polishing. 

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Dioptase Quartz CrystalDioptase Mine

History of Dioptase Quartz

Dioptase Quartz was discovered relatively recently and so was not included in early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.

For more information see: Dioptase and Clear Quartz

Healing Properties of Dioptase Quartz

Spiritual: Dioptase Quartz’s energy embodies the concept of “Namaste” (that which is Holy inside of me, greets that which is Holy inside of you). It helps us to see people and relationships as an opportunity to explore the Sacred, and to become our Highest Self. Dioptase Quartz encourages us to continually question, explore, and be willing to change. It charges us to become more spiritually evolved and empowered in every area of our life. Dioptase Quartz helps us to sit in the here and now, and allow the past to rest. It is only in the NOW that we can embody our full potential and step firmly into our power. Dioptase Quartz is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Sagittarius, Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Water and vibrates to the Number 8.

Emotional: Dioptase Quartz links our heart and spirit, encouraging self-awareness and teaching the incredible power of forgiveness. It is a wonderfully joyful stone! It helps us to be more content in our current life and to see the beauty in it. It also makes us eager to improve our lives, and to understand that change happens one step at a time. Dioptase Quartz sings to our hearts, telling us that today is a perfect opportunity to move forward in a positive direction. To laugh more, to love more, to seek peace, to take personal responsibility for our own contentment, and to know how we can help others along their path. Dioptase Quartz shows us our own amazing capabilities and helps us to realize that we already have everything we need inside of us already to achieve our goals and dreams. Dioptase Quartz also teaches us the incredible power of forgiveness, showing us that whenever we forgive someone, we are in turn empowered by the experience.

Mentally: Dioptase Quartz helps us to view our world more pragmatically, creatively, and compassionately. In particular, Dioptase Quartz helps us to let go of the past and pay more attention to our present and to the future we want to create. Dioptase Quartz helps us to shake off old roles that no longer serve us and to release victim mentality. In its place, Dioptase Quartz encourages us to look at where we are right now and to use whatever tools are at hand to create a life of pleasure and fulfillment. Dioptase Quartz shows us who are true friends and allies are and encourages us to seek their help and offer our own assistance. It stimulates our creativity, helping us to find new solutions to vexing problems. When our life is generally peaceful, Dioptase Quartz’s creative energy can stimulate an abundance of ideas and give us the wherewithal to bring them into being.

Physical: Dioptase Quartz is most often used by metaphysical healers to treat physical diseases that are believed to originate from emotional pain and distress. For example, a person who was verbally abused who develops hearing loss, or someone who develops low libido after discovering their partner cheated on them. Dioptase Quartz helps us to go right to the root of the problem and heal the heart and find forgiveness and compassion, after which the physical body can heal itself.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

***Dioptase Quartz has the same qualities as pure Dioptase, however, the energy is magnified due to the presence of Clear Quartz.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into yourDioptase Quartz 3 Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Dioptase Quartz were mined in Namibia and tumbled in South Africa.

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Dioptase Quartz for you.

Your Stone

Tumbled Dioptase Quartz StoneThis price is for one stone.

You can buy a single tumbled Dioptase Quartz or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Dioptase Quartz measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.

The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and have a visually pleasing blend of vivid green Dioptase and clear white Quartz. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these tumbled Dioptase Quartz are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Dioptase Quartz

Good To Know:

Dioptase Quartz Stones are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.

Dioptase Quartz Stone can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Dioptase Quartz Stone can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.

Tumbled and fully smooth Dioptase Quartz Stone can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Dioptase Quartz Stone Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.

Dioptase Quartz Stones can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.


  1. Patti N. (Texas)

    This stone has been almost magical for me since I received it. Love it…thanks

  2. S. W. (Michigan)

    Nice specimen and nails promptly.

  3. Deborah G. (Michigan)

    Oh my goodness, this stone is such a little powerhouse! Most stones that come through the mail need a lot of TLC and charging….not this bloke! A salt smudge bath and he was ready to go straight into my pocket with a few other stones I normally keep about my person. Suits with every stone I often have in my pockets, too, simply fantastic! Shipping was fast and good, I adore the communication I’ve had with the owner of the shop…..sheer love, I’ve found a favorite shop which I will be frequenting as a customer many times to come. Love the item, great for the price, especially with free shipping!

  4. Stephanie G. (Wisconsin)

    Nice stone and definitely an affordable way to get dioptase. Shipped quickly. I would buy again from this shop.

  5. Jennifer M. (Florida)

    This seller is the BEST!!!!! Amazing!!!!

  6. Julia C. (United Kingdom)

    Beautiful seller, great product, great service

  7. Angela S. (Ohio)

    Gorgeous tumbled stones! Fast shipping! 5-Star seller!

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