Aura Quartz Crystals Meanings & Properties
Aura quartz crystals are very pretty to look at with a wonderful
energy all their own. They
are actually clear quartz crystal points coated in thin layers of
various precious metals. Much like "mystic topaz", they have a sheen of
iridescent bonded metal over the stone that produces a rainbow of
sparkling colour, although aura quartz is much more lovely than mystic
topaz, in my opinion.
you may turn your nose up at such unnatural or man made processes, the
metals used in aura quartz are lovely, like gold in the case of "aqua"
aura quartz (pictured left), or platinum/silver in the case of angel
aura. During the
process of bonding, the clear quartz (or sometimes spirit quartz) is
heated to high temperatures, up
to 871°C/1600°F and this may be a concern to some, especially as
crystals are living things. Remember they can be heated naturally in
crust, and common crystals such as citrine are usually
heat-treated amethyst, so heating crystals is common. I would
personally limit the number of aura quartz I own due to the fact the
heating process shatters a lot of the crystals, what a waste, and those
that survive are rendered brittle and easy to break.
In my experience, aura quartz crystals have a sharper energy that is
hard to describe
unless you hold one. In the example of "aqua" aura quartz, many believe
we receive the energy of both the gold coating as well as the clear
energy. Gold is essential to life and the functioning of the brain and
central nervous system. There are tiny amounts of gold in the food we
eat and the body uses it to keep us functioning. The vibration of gold
is likewise essential to us according to Edgar Cayce, so wearing such a
crystal can only be good, I feel. Some metals are life promoting, and
others are completely toxic (for example, taking colloidal gold or
silver internally is said to be good, but using toothpaste containing
titanium is not), so this is something I would look into before buying
a particular aura quartz piece - what is it actually coated with.
Types Of Aura Quartz
Amethyst or Lavender Aura: uses Platinum and Magnesium
Angel (or Opal/Pearl) Aura: uses Silver or Platinum and Silver
Apple Aura: uses Nickel and Gold
Aqua Aura: uses Gold
Champagne Aura: uses Gold, Platinum and Iron
Cobalt Aura: uses Cobalt
Copper Aura: uses Copper
Kiwi Aura: uses Gold and Silver, or Gold and Platinum
Rainbow Aura: uses Titanium and/or Niobium (please note natural rainbow
quartz is coated with Turgite)
Rose (or Pink/Raspberry) Aura: uses Platinum
Ruby Aura (darker than Rose Aura): uses Gold, Silver and Platinum
Sunshine (or Yellow) Aura: uses Iron, sometimes with Gold and Platinum
Tangerine (or Melon/Orange) Aura: uses Gold, Copper and Iron (pictured
**There are natural forms of both sunshine and tangerine quartz, which
are naturally coated with iron.
Tanzanite (or Tanzine) Aura: uses Gold and Indium
In terms of healing properties, you would treat these as natural
crystals and go by the colour of the sheen or coating that is bonded to
the crystal. Clear quartz amplifies energy, and this gives this crystal
a lot of power in amplifying any healing property as indicated by the
metallic sheen, i.e. pink or green for treating the heart, blue for the
throat and so on.
One of the best ways to buy them is wholesale, be it clusters or a
geode. Rings are very popular and you can find these crystals set into
a necklace or pendant. Beads however may be harder to find for sale.
Pendulums are also special. Personally I haven't noticed spheres or
wands in the market place but it could be worth looking on eBay or Etsy
for those. There are many varieties and uses for these beautiful
crystals which are normally small crystals.
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