Cherry quartz is man-made glass. Smelting is the process of heating an ore to extract the base metal. However, this man-made glass is purely for esthetic and prismatic properties, not smelting. The word smelt refers, in this case, to melted glass. So, it is a rather confusing term, but it simply means that this is a glass, usually with a coloring agent, to add the “cherry” red color. This coloring can be sparkly, needle-like or cloudy red to pink. Many quartz crystals are named after their color, and there are quite a few fruit names as well. The popular “cherry quartz” name for this glass is misleading. It is not a quartz at all, and therefore does not have any of the metaphysical properties of quartz. Quartz crystals may be melted, at extremely high temperatures, and cinnabar (mercury) could be added as a coloring agent. Most Cherry Quartz does not have the price point that would suggest that it is in fact produced this way. Therefore it can be assumed that most Cherry Quartz has coloring agents added, not mercury.

Associated with the root and heart chakras, zodiac sign of Pisces & vibrates to the number 9.

– Brings feelings of hope and promise for the future.
– Known to help reduce anxiety and stress
– Reduces subconscious fear, and can help one to find clues to solving problems.
– Aids in self love, self care, feeling good about one’s looks and boosts positive attributes.
– Physically aids in the reduction of fatigue, reduces the time needed to recover from colds, helps with coughs.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Shape: amorphous
Crystal System: none, amorphous
Color: colorless with red inclusions
Streak: colorless, harder than streak plate
Luster: vitreus
Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent
Hardness: 7 Moh’s
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.7 g/cm³
Refractive Index:1.544-1.553