Quartz is probably one of the world’s well-known precious stones. Did you know that it has this many varieties?
Rose quartz typically ranges in color from very light to medium dark pink. It usually has numeral internal fractures that make it look cloudy. The main sources are Brazil, India, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.
Smoky quartz ranges from light to dark brown. Some stones are so dark, they’re almost black. It’s often chosen as a gemstone accent for warm yellow and orange wardrobe colors. Smoky quartz is usually found in Brazil, Switzerland and the US.
Amethyst varies in color from pale lilac to rich purple. Its main source is Brazil. Did you know that if you heat the stone, you can lighten the color or produce citrine or green quartz? Were you born in February? Then amethyst is your birthstone!
Citrine quartz is the top-selling transparent gem in the yellow to orange color range. Most citrines are amethysts in disguise: when you heat-treat an amethyst, you create a citrine. Citrines are usually found in Bolivia, Spain and Brazil.
Were you born in November? Then citrine is your birthstone!
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