Stone: Jade, Quartz
Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Sterling Silver
Jade refers to an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It can refer to either of two different minerals: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium. Jade is featured prominently in ancient Asian art, as well as having an important place in many other cultures. Jade is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Jade is thought to help maintain balance between work and rest in life, as well as promote peace and harmony.
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar. There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Since antiquity, varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings, especially in Eurasia. Quartz is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Quartz is thought to balance the aura and electromagnetic energy and is associated with all chakras as a cleansing stone. Quartz is also thought to amplify the thought and meditative process.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.