Rock crystal is the most well-known crystal in the world. It is the pure form of quartz and is found all over the world. Read more.
The name Rock Crystal is derived from the Greek word 'krustallos' which means ice. The ancient Greeks believed that rock crystal was ice that had become so hard that it couldn't melt anymore. In Roman times, rock crystal was marketed as 'petrified ice'.
Rock crystal is the pure form of the quartz mineral. The crystals grow in cavities that are rich in silicate. Due to the influence of water and heat, the crystals slowly take shape. Quartz has piezoelectric properties and is therefore used in the watch and semiconductor industry.
Working of rock crystal
Because of the purity of rock crystal, it is often used to recharge other minerals and is the basis for gemstone therapy. Rock crystal provides balance, optimizes energy flows and counteracts dizziness.