Jon McCoy started MCCOY DESIGN with clear quartz, and it endures to be the most popular crystal in the collection.
Some QMost Quartz crystals are between 40 and 400 millions of years old. Some Quartz crystals have been dated to be billions of years old.
They were formed out of the magma deep in the earth. As the magma rose to the surface it cooled, forming the glassy crystals we love. The speed in which the crystals cooled
determined their size. The crystal’s long prism faces always join at a perfect 60° angle, regardless of shape or size.
Prisms are often found within quartz, allowing the crystal to split natural light into the full spectrum of colors, tossing tiny rainbows around in its space. Sometimes crystals have inclusions or phantoms crystals, which appear as shadowy crystal points appearing within the stone. They are considered to be very desirable by rockhounds. They are formed when additional minerals are present in the crystals environment. Without inclusions, Quartz crystals have a simple chemical composition of silica and oxygen.
Molecules of quartz are all around us, from our sand to soil, countertops to electronics. It is one of the most prolific materials of planet earth. The ability for quartz to hold an electrical charge is fascinating, and is responsible for much of our lifestyle we have today. (Synthetic quartz crystals have been developed to meet the demand for the electronic industry.)
Quartz was to Europe and the Middle East as what jade was to East Asia. Artists and craftsmen engraved and carved the rock crystal into fashionable and extravagant vessels, jewelry and sculptures for the royal and wealthy.
Our intuitive ancestors all around the globe knew quartz as a special material. The native americans believed quartz crystals to be the brain cells of the earth.
It was regularly found in passage burial tombs all over Europe.
Quartz crystals were honored as a mystical material in Australian Aboriginal mythology.
Until the 17th century, quartz crystals were believed to be water ice, permanently frozen after great lengths of time.
Quartz crystal is a wonderful element to bring into the home. It has held a long history in the hearts of people. Feng Shui principals believe that a clear quartz cluster in the living room can be a beautiful remedy to create more harmony in the family.