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Wonder in Stone

Stone Truth - Quartz: Mother of Many Gems

Posted by Steven and Kerly Barben on

QUARTZ: MOTHER OF MANY GEMS         Quartz is a very common stone among gems, and probably much more common than is generally known, as the name “quartz” has only been associated with some of the crystalline varieties. I can’t tell you all of the reasons why the name has kept a rather low profile, but it appears that many of the names given to different varieties of quartz were historically given before quartz itself was defined by composition and crystalline habit. Other reasons may be because it is not considered an attractive or popular name commercially, and the name...

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