Quartz has dozens of varieties of gems in its family - amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, agate, onyx, smoky quartz, tiger eyes and a whole lot more. Quartz comes in has numerous different colours, both transparent and opaque. Most quartz gems are treated to boost their colour and appearance with opaque gems being mostly cabochon cut or flat polished stones, while transparent gems are usually faceted in a cut. With such a stunning range of quartz gemstones here at Ernest Jones, which will you choose to wear?
Moh hardness: 7 (1 softest to 10 hardest)
Quartz is a durable stone however it will need care and attention to keep it looking its best, it should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause the dulling of the stone. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine could cause erosion. To clean quartz rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.