Red Quartz aids in positive action by producing an abundance of vitality and physical energy. Feeling physically burnt out? Use Red Quartz as an energy aid if you are feeling physically tired. It also has strong protective, earthy, and grounding energies. It's deep orange and red colors represent passion, energy, and life. Because it is of the quartz variety, it makes a wonderful healing tool. Red Quartz helps one in letting one leave the past behind, and moving through/letting go of negative influences with strength. In doing so, the pleasures and zest of life are enhanced and re-discovered.
Chemical Formula: SiO2 + Fe2O3
Similar to Tangerine Quartz, Red Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral with Hematite. The difference between the two is that in Red Quarts, the Hematite coating has more finely distributed particle hematite. This creates the deep red color. The natural compound, silicon (Si) and oxygen (O2), are two of the earth’s most abundant materials. A major part of the earth’s crust contains silicate minerals. Quartz is formed in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes. Red Quartz gets its orange color overtime when Quartz grows in an environment where Hematite and water are present. Hematite contains the elements: iron, oxygen, and lead. In humans, the elements iron and oxygen are both vital elements for the human body. Iron makes metabolism possible and it is present in red blood cells. Without healthy red blood cells, the body can’t get enough oxygen and therefore, become fatigued. Oxygen is an essential for life to exist. Hematite leads to the creation of steel, which provides stability in buildings, roadways and railroads. Hematite is also used in radiation shielding, weapons, paints, and makeup. Independently, Hematite rocks will be a grey metallic color and in powder form or when infused with other minerals, it is a rich rusty red/orange color.
Quartz was recorded dating back to 300-325 BCE. It is named after the Greek word krustallos, meaning permanently solidified ice or ice rock. Clear Quartz has been used across many cultures to promote healing and raising one’s consciousness towards enlightenment. Some of these include: Native American Indians, Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs, Scots, Celts, Romans, Australian Aborigines, and Japanese. In both North America and Burma, the indigenous cultures treated these crystals as living beings. Similarly, South American and Australian cultures referred to Clear Quartz as the ancestor or parent of life itself, using the term the cosmic serpent. Clear Quartz has been used for religious purposes across many cultures. Ancient priests worked with clear quartz to remove negative energies. Buddhists used it to connect to spirits. Central and South American cultures worshiped Quartz carved skulls and were said to connect them to the the gods and ancestors. Many cultures used Clear Quartz to ward off disease. During the medieval times, people used Clear Quartz to ease fevers and dehydration. Romans used these crystals for pain relief and fever reduction. The Scottish wore it to fight off dis-ease. Both the Scottish and Irish used it to help fight off dis-ease of their cattle. The Japanese associated Clear Quartz with infinite outlooks, purification, and determination.
The name Hematite derives from the Greek word haima, which means blood. Rumor says that Hematite formed on battlegrounds where soldiers lost blood and were injured. In Egypt and Mesopotamia, Hematite was used to heal wounds where there was an overabundance or restriction of blood flow. Egyptians also put Hematite inside tombs. In the Middle Ages, Hematite was called bloodstone. Over 40,000 years ago, Hematite was found as the paint for ancient cave paintings.
Size: 1cm x 3.5 (varies)
Note: Sizes, colors, and shapes may vary, Crystals are not meant to replace or substitute the recommendations or advice of your physician or healthcare provider. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.