Healing Properties of Quartz
Clear quartz is the most useful and versatile of gemstones for metaphysical work. It has the unique property of being “programmable”, meaning you can infuse it with your intention and then it will amplify it, working on your behalf to manifest it in the world. It also acts to amplify the energies of any other stone you are working with.
Herkimer Diamonds are a form of double-terminated clear quartz that are found around Herkimer County in New York state. They are often used in crystal healing for their high vibration and ability to stimulate the third eye chakra for lucid dreaming, astral travel, and visioning.
Quartz as a Gemstone
Quartz is a crystal consisting of silicon dioxide. Many gemstones are a variety of quartz, such as citrine, agate, amethyst, rose quartz, smokey quartz, as well as all chalcedony varieties such as carnelian, bloodstone, and jasper.
Clear quartz is also called crystal quartz, quartz crystal, or rock crystal. It can be found in natural crystal formations, or tumbled into beads.