Quartz crystals are naturally hexagonal in structure, but rarely do they occur in perfect form in nature. When quartz is cut by a lapidary to have 6 equal sides and terminated in 6 sided pyramids on both ends, it becomes a perfect amplifier & channeler of energy. Used in energy work these crystals can amplify an intention & be a powerful tool in healing. They can help align chakras, strengthen the auric field, focus energy in a crystal grid and funnel energy into a particular crystal or object. Clear quartz is the most common type to be cut this way, as inclusions are a hindrance in this type of energy amplification. However evenly included quartz, such as Smoky & Citrine are also commonly used. These crystals absorb negative energy, and therefore it is important to cleanse them often. Cleansing can be done with moonlight, salt water baths &/or smudging.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Shape: 6 sided prisms terminated in 6 sided pyramids
Crystal System: trigonal with hexagonal unit cell structure.
Color: colorless, yellow, green, brown, purple.
Streak: colorless, harder than streak plate
Luster: vitreus
Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent
Hardness: 7 Mohs
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.7 g/cm³
Refractive Index:1.544-1.553