Celebrate life and attract good friends and romance.
Keep your wits sharp and dare to think outside the box.
Shake off anxiety and stay focused on the here and now.
Feel lighthearted, self-confident, and protected by grace.
Let Whiskey Quartz inspire you to sing your own song!
Mineralogy of Whiskey Quartz
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Fracture: Conchoidal, very brittle
Location: Whiskey Quartz is a rare variation of Smoky Quartz. It has been found alongside the more common brown Smoky Quartz in several locations worldwide, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Ghana, Hungary, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Mineral Family: Whiskey Quartz is a type of golden-brown 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 tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra 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. Purple Quartz is Amethyst. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Pink Quartz is Rose Quartz. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Whiskey Quartz is a shade of Quartz that isn’t quite Citrine or Smokey, but somewhere in between the two.
Formation: Whiskey 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: Whiskey Quartz is typically found near or within Amethyst mines, which is also where most Citrine and Smoky Quartz comes from. The reason for this is that the only chemical difference between Amethyst, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, and Whiskey Quartz is how quickly the silica acid cooled down!
Enhancements: Whiskey Quartz is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Smoky Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Cairngorm
History of Whiskey Quartz
Whiskey Quartz is a relatively “new” stone on the market, and is often better known as natural Smoky Citrine. Whiskey Quartz is not included any ancient or medieval lapidary, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. The name, of course, honors the dusky golden color, remarkably similar to the drink.
The word “whiskey” (or whisky) is an anglicized word for the Gaelic uisce, meaning “water.” In classical Irish Gaelic, the beloved distilled liquor is called uisce beatha or “water of life!”
Healing Properties of Whiskey Quartz
Spiritual: Whiskey Quartz combines the energies of Citrine and Smoky Quartz, bringing us a happy-go lucky energy that is still sensible and grounding. It reminds us that we are strong and resilient and fully capable of making our dreams come true. Whiskey Quartz keeps our feet firmly grounded during Shamanic and other intense energy work and can keep us safe from Dark Energies. It is a purifying stone, continually bringing our spirits back into the Light. Its generous and lighthearted energy attracts good friends and financial abundance. Whiskey Quartz is attuned to the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to Sagittarius and Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and vibrates to the numbers 2 and 8.
Emotional: Whiskey Quartz joyfully shouts that life is good and we should celebrate all the bounty and goodness in it. It encourages us to be social and spend time with people who make our hearts glad. Whiskey Quartz is a bold stone that can help us be more confident about approaching whoever catches our eye and attention. As such, it makes an excellent talisman for anyone in the dating world, hoping to find a good partner. It helps us to stay focused on the moment and not get stressed out by thinking too far into the future. Whiskey Quartz is a wonderful stone to keep close during times of trouble and stress, and gives us strength, protection, and faith in our own abilities.
Mental: Whiskey Quartz is a pragmatic stone, helping us to stay calm and look at things objectively and with an open-mind. It encourages us to shake off anxiety and instead apply ourselves directly to whatever problems we may be facing. Whiskey Quartz encourages collaboration and can help us to verbalize our thoughts aloud, sharing ideas with others and taking in valuable feedback. Whiskey Quartz reminds us that very little is truly “impossible” – those crazy ideas just take a little bit more work and energy! Whiskey Quartz encourages us to get busy “doing the impossible” and to pay no mind to anyone who says it can’t be done.
Physical: Whiskey Quartz has been used by metaphysical healers to treat conditions related to chronic stress and poor lifestyle choices. It is believed to be particularly helpful for treating the digestive system and the liver. It has also been used to treat alcohol related problems, metaphysically “biting the dog back.”
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Whiskey Quartzes were mined in Brazil and polished 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 Whiskey Quartz e for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Whiskey Quartz or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Whiskey 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 be a beautiful translucent golden-brown. 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 distinctive color and clean energies, these Whiskey Quartzes 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.
What You Should Know:
- Whiskey Quartz can be used in elixirs and oil essences – it is safe to drink “Whiskey Quartz water” or bathe in it.
- Whiskey Quartz can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
- Whiskey Quartz can be energetically cleansed with fresh or salt water. Soaking in moonlight or starlight, or smudging with smoke (typically sage) is also effective. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Safe Handling of Whiskey Quartz
Whiskey Quartz will quickly lose its color over time if left in direct sunlight. It is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Good To Know:
Whiskey Quartz 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.
Whiskey Quartz can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Whiskey Quartz 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 Whiskey Quartz can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Whiskey Quartz 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.
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