Quartz, Himalayan (Rough)
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Healing Properties of Himalayan Quartz
Spiritual: Himalayan Quartz amplifies the power and energy of all other crystals, making it an incredible tool for crystal healing. It helps us to accurately see into the heart of all matters and align ourselves with our Highest Selves and the Highest Good. It can be used to communicate with Angels and Spirit Guides, quiet the mind during meditation, and amplify our own psychic abilities. Himalayan Quartz is also called ‘Nirvana Quartz’ as meditating with it can help us to more quickly and cleanly release the bonds that hold us back in our spiritual life and to leap forward into a new and higher reality. It invites us to become Enlightened and a shining Light for others. Himalayan Quartz gives us the courage to remove the final veil that separates us from All That Is. Himalayan Quartz is attuned to all Chakras and astrological signs. It is connected to the element Storm and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Himalayan Quartz brings us into alignment and harmony by filtering out negative emotions and beliefs that do not serve us. When used with intention, it can also be a tool to strengthen emotions and beliefs that bless our lives. Himalayan Quartz can help us to clearly see where growth is needed and what we need to do to create the happiest and healthiest life possible. In particular, it can help us to let go of “victim mentality” and realize we are responsible for accepting or denying our Personal Power. Himalayan Quartz helps us to rise up, go farther, and embrace our true self.
Mental: Himalayan Quartz is mentally revitalizing, encouraging problem solving and memory recall. It is a stone for self-knowledge and is especially helpful for anyone engaged in their personal work, trying to understand and improve themselves. Himalayan Quartz helps us to move past self-limiting mental beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large. It can help us remain neutral when faced with emotionally-charged situations, allowing us to easily understand and resolve problems.
Physical: Himalayan Quartz is said to reduce fevers and alleviate pain and swelling. It has been used to warm the body, especially after being exposed to extreme cold or emotional trauma. It is most often used in conjunction with other healing stones to amplify their specific powers.
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Mineralogy of Himalayan Quartz
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Location: While Quartz is found all over the world, to be considered Himalayan Quartz it must be mined in countries that including the great mountain range, ie: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Mineral Family: Himalayan Clear Quartz is the colorless variety of Quartz mined in the Himalayas. All varieties of Quartz are Silicate minerals, 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. Purple Quartz is Amethyst. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Pink Quartz is, of course, Rose Quartz. Colorless Quartz is called Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal.
Formation: Clear 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. If no trace elements are present to change its color, the silica acid becomes Clear Quartz.
Mining: In a few locations, most notably Arkansas, Clear Quartz is found in a large enough deposit to justify commercial mining. More often, Clear Quartz is mined as a secondary mineral. For example, many Gold mines also extract a sizable amount of Quartz. Most of the Himalayan Quartz on the market is mined near the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. They are mined by hand at heights between 10,000 and 15,000 feet above sea level, and carried by humans and pack animals down the mountains to bring them to market.
Enhancements: The most desirable Himalayan Clear Quartz is as transparent as glass without inclusions. All Clear Quartz on the market is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Himalayan Rock Crystal, Nirvana Quartz
History of Himalayan Quartz
Himalayan Quartz comes from the oldest and highest Quartz deposits in the world, found at over 10,000 feet above sea level nestled among the earth’s tallest mountains. As such, they are highly desired by the metaphysical community who detect a singularly high vibration distinct from those minerals found at lower levels. While the more generic form of Clear Quartz is included in most ancient, medieval and modern lapidaries, few specifically distinguish Himalayan Quartz from other Clear Quartz deposits.
Among locals, Himalayan Quartz are sometimes called “the Eyes of God” and to give gifts of clear intuitive sight to anyone who holds one. The Quartz are believed to hold within them all the knowledge and wisdom of the yogis, saints and other gurus.
For more information see: Clear Quartz
Ethically Sourced Himalayan Quartz
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Himalayan Quartz was artisanally-mined Kullu Valley (Himalayan Mountains), Himachal Pradesh, India.
The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Himalayan Quartz was polished in Mumbai, India.
The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first met the owner of the lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous. Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains. But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind. He had been a whole-seller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.
He took time to talk to me about the stones. They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines. When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was worthwhile challenge. He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business woman.
I looked forward to a long business relationship with him. He died, unexpectedly, in 2016.
I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father. This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business. The wife had never worked before, but she has gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner. Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her. The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source. More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry. They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary. The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities. As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues. The wife, the daughter and I are in active conversation about how we can support each other so that their supply chain becomes more ethical.
Safe Handling of Himalayan Clear Quartz
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Clear Quartz
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Origin: Kullu Valley (Himalayan Mountains), Himachal Pradesh, India
Polishing Method: Lightly polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Clear
- Polish: Shiny but roughly cut
- Quality: AAA
- Shape: Rough cube
- Size: Average size is 1 inch / 25 mm
- Transparency: Transparent to translucent
- Weight: Average weight is .7 ounce / 20 grams / 99 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.