How are quartz crystals cut and polished?

Answer Raw quartz crystals are cut with lapidary saws, grinders and sanders to develop the rough shape. Polishing rough shaped crystals is accomplished by hand, with machines or chemical compounds.Lapidar... Read More »

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What can quartz crystals do?

Quartz crystals are used by both alternative medicine practitioners and the religious practitioners of several New Age, Pagan and occult philosophies. Though these particular uses of quartz crystal... Read More »

Diamond Vs. Quartz Crystals?

The diamond was first used by Europeans as a medicinal stone in the dark ages. However, as early as the 5th century A.D., the diamond was perceived to be precious and valuable. Records of quartz be... Read More »

How to Polish Quartz Crystals?

When first dug out of the ground quartz crystals do not have the sparkling clear crystal-like appearance that they do if you were to purchase one from a rock shop. Recently mined crystals or crysta... Read More »

How are quartz crystals grown?

Quartz is an essential component in many electronics. It is specifically used in creating power circuits and frequency controls. Because natural quartz is valuable as a gemstone, its cost is quite ... Read More »