3.58ct Square Cushion Lemon Quartz 10mm

Description:

This stone is a lovely 10mm square cushion cut lemon quartz weighing 3.58ct. It would make a beautiful large ring or small pendant. This stone is a calibrated stone which means it should set nicely in a 10mm 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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