Rock Crystal - Alternative Birthstone for April

Rock crystal (Clear Quartz) is the purest variety of quartz and is transparent and completely colourless. Its name derives from the Greek term krustallos meaning 'ice' and it is the sister gemstone to colourful varieties of quartz, such as amethyst and citrine. 

So, what makes rock crystal special? Well, from across the spectrum of gemstones, only rock crystal offers such a wide variety of attractive inclusions. For this reason, rock crystal has the potential to be one of the most characterful and artistic gemstones for collectors and jewellery lovers alike.

Quartz encourages emotional clarity and purity of the heart, spiritual insights, enlightenment, peace and calm. Rock crystal is exquisite healer. On the level of physical healing, rock crystal is said to provide increased energy, and reduce fever.