Rock crystal

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Rock crystal is a variety of quartz, just like rose quartz, smoky quartz , amethyst or even citrine. It is also called hyaline quartz because it is a transparent stone like glass.

Rock crystal is a universal stone in lithotherapy, a real Swiss army knife, an essential that everyone should carry with them at all times, whether as a bracelet , a necklace, a tumbled stone or a natural raw point .

It is a fine stone (formerly a semi-precious stone, but this designation has been banned).

Characteristics of rock crystal

Main deposits
Many, the most notable are: in Brazil, in Arkansas, in Madagascar, in the Alps
Colorless, transparent
Hardness (Mohs scale) 7: scratch the glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (Rhombohedral)


All chakras

Trace elements


Astrological signs

All astrological signs

Purification and Recharging

Purify rock crystal

Recharge rock crystal

Rock crystal can be purified with pure water, pure salt or salt water .

For pure salt purification, we advise you to use the indirect purification method

Purification in a pure water bath requires leaving the stone for about 4 to 5 hours in its bath. To purify your rock crystal with salt water , you must leave it in the bath for 2 to 3 hours .

Rock crystal can be recharged in sunlight .

You can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.


Rock crystal

On an emotional level

Rock crystal is used on all chakras and for all problems .

It reinforces the power of the other stones and allows in-depth work on targeted issues .

Rock crystal activates the chakras, thus allowing a more fluid circulation of energies . This helps to remove blockages .

8mm rock crystal bracelet
6mm rock crystal bracelet

On a spiritual level

Rock crystal is known to raise consciousness and bring you to a high level of spirituality .

It intensifies the radiance of the aura and illuminates the thoughts .

By using it in your spirituality, you can find yourself within yourself . Trust him, rock crystal is a stone of light that will keep darkness away from you.

COLOR Properties


White brings together all the other colors: in terms of light, white corresponds to all the shades of the chromatic circle put together, so it is a rainbow that brings together all the colors .

The color white is the brightest and purest of all colors. It divulges the knowledge of the world , sheds light , clarifies and highlights what surrounds it.

White is the color of spirituality par excellence.

History & traditions

The use of rock crystal by humans dates back to prehistoric times, during which it was used as a tool. In particular, laurel leaves have been found in rock crystal , a carved stone tool from the Solutrean period that could be used either as a knife to cut meat, or as a symbol of prestige.

Beyond its function as a tool, rock crystal has been associated with healing and divination. In the different shamanisms, rock crystal is a Stone of Light (Australo-Oceanian shamanism), a sacred stone of wisdom (Amerindian shamanism) or even an instrument of clairvoyance which facilitates trance and awakens consciousness.

Rock crystal was used by the Mesopotamians to make beads and cylinder seals, by the Assyrians to make bowls and other containers.

In the Middle Ages, rock crystal was used to make crystal balls, believing that it gave gifts of clairvoyance, but also to make ornaments; a use that also continued in successive periods.

In the Christian tradition, we celebrate the crystal wedding after 15 years of marriage. Traditionally, rock crystal jewelry is offered on this occasion.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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