What is quartz?
Quartz is an abundant vitreous mineral used extensively in jewelery. It includes a vast variety of different colors, most notably amethyst and citrine (purple and yellow-orange, respectively).
Are quartz and rock crystal the same thing?
Yes. Rock crystal (cristal de roche) is a variety of the name and refers to the colorless variety of quartz.
What are the most popular varieties of quartz used In jewelry making?
  • Amethyst
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Prasiolite
  • Aventurine