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Lemon and Smokey Quartz

Date Added: 20/11/2011
 The Moi Moi Mademoiselle modelling some of our Lemon Quartz collection  Lemon Quartz pendant from our
True Colours Collection
Smokey Quartz ring from our True Colours Collection 

Quartz is one of the most versatile gemstones on earth. Many people do not know that some of the most popular gems such as citrine, amethyst, onyx and chalcedony are varieties of quartz.

Quartz has a long history in the gem and jewellery world. The word "quartz" comes from the Greek word krustallos, meaning ice, because it was believed that quartz was ice formed by the gods. Throughout history varieties of quartz have been used in place of the more expensive gems like yellow sapphire, yellow diamond and even jade.

Light citrus shaded quartz, called lemon quartz is a very sunny and bright stone. It is very fashionable and coordinates well with pastel colours and stones such as blue topaz and peridot.

Lemon quartz is a sister stone to amethyst, citrine and rose quartz. It has a Mohs' hardness rating of 7.

Since most quartz has been heated to enhance its colour, the stones should be kept away from prolonged exposure to strong light or heat.

Check out our lemon quartz and smokey quartz jewellery in our new True Colours Collection.