Snow Quartz is a variety of White Quartz also referred to as Milky Quartz it exhibits little or no transparency. The name Quartz was derived from the Slavic word for "hard". Quartz occurs in two forms cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) such as Chalcedony or Agate & macrocrystalline (crystals visible to the eye) such as Amethyst or Citrine. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties & colours. Snow Quartz differs from white Chalcedony as it is the macrocrystalline variety that displays visible crystals.
Quartz is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. It is one of the most common minerals found on the Earth’s surface & in the Earth's continental crust. However Fire Quartz is not overly common & can be difficult to find. Historically Quartz has been revered by many ancient cultures. The Romans & Greeks used it as a powerful talisman, the Egyptians believed it gave the wearer long life. Indigenous peoples of Australia & Americas used it to induce visions & for shamanic rituals. All cultures have crafted jewellery from various Quartz varieties for thousands of years. One of the oldest known examples discovered in the Mesopotamian region (current day Iraq), was Rose Quartz beads dating back to approximately 7000BC.
Quartz has unique physical properties which have made it a vital component of human industrial evolution starting with flint arrow heads all the way to sophisticated electronic equipment. It is heat resistant & piezoelectric, therefore it accumulates an electric charge when mechanical stress is applied. It oscillates at a perfect, steady vibration a characteristic vital in the development of time pieces & clocks, it is still used today in quality time keeping instruments.
Snow Quartz helps one to master the mind. It brings calmness & eases feelings of anger or emotional upset. Bringing the gift of clarity it helps to remove confusion & promotes clear concise decision making. As an emotional balancer it is a great companion in stressful environments helping one to keep a cool head & centered energy.
Snow Quartz neutralises negative internal dialogue giving rise to self love & compassion for the self. Its comforting energy has a deep sense of peace & is excellent for meditation or just finding your inner Zen through day to day life. Also excellent for empaths or energetically sensitive people as it reduces the absorption & negative impact of external influences. Snow Quartz unifies mind, body & soul creating a deep connection to self it teaches the importance of self care, self love & instills a profound sense of self acceptance. If you are feeling down, anxious or sad Snow Quartz helps to boost positive energy & maintain a happy mindset, it promotes an “I can do it” attitude. This is a great energy for those achieving difficult goals as it helps keep the eyes on the big picture & combats tiredness or exhaustion.
The rejuvenating energy of Snow Quartz is very helpful for emotional or physical recovery particularly after periods of prolonged exposure to high stress. It recharges the bodies auric energy & stops energy leaks this restores each individual energy field & meridian lines bringing a deep sense of total wellbeing.
This crystal alleviates feelings of isolation or separation. Its supportive, comforting & loving energy makes it excellent for children, teenagers & anyone who may feel lonely, lost or disconnected. Also great for all sleep issues its peaceful energy helps slow the mind & relax the body stimulating quality restorative sleep with blissful dreams.
Magically Snow Quartz is a fairy stone it is said to bring with it great blessing from the Fae folk of joy, happiness & abundance.
Sleep issues, exhaustion or fatigue, stress, anxiety, overactive mind, nerve function, muscle tension, headaches or migraines, fertility issues, digestive problems.
Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque
R.I: 1.544 to 1.553
Colour: Colourless, White
Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic