2.28ctw Oval Lemon Quartz Pair

Description:

These stones are oval cut lemon quartz weighing 2.28ct combined weight. These are very clean stones and would make beautiful earrings or enhancers for a larger stone. These stones are calibrated which means it should set nicely in a stock mounting. 

Quartz has been one of the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings for thousands of years. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral behind feldspar. There are many different varieties of quartz which are considered semi-precious gemstones. These varieties include amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, smokey quartz, and recently some intriguing colored quartz enhanced through synthetic and artificial treatments. Quartz can be found in a variety of different colors ranging from clear to black.

Source:

Quartz can be found in many different locations all over the world.

Hardness:

Most quartz varieties will measure about a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Refractive Index:

Quartz will have a refractive index ranging from 1.54 - 1.55.

Care and Cleaning:

It is recommended to clean your quartz gemstones with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaning is usually safe. Steam cleaning is not recommended  as all quartz are susceptible to thermal shock (a rapid change of temperature).

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