Quartz – Part Q AntiquesAvenue’s A-Z of Vintage Jewellery.
The letter Q with Quartz getting an article all to its self.
Quartz is a group of semi-precious gemstones which is very important to our jewellery.
These include the crystal clear Rock Crystal, purple amethyst, Yellow Citrine, Rose Quartz ( a baby pink colour), Smokey quartz, aventurine, Tigers-eye and a selection of hardstones.
Amongst the hardstones are chalcedony, moss agate, lace agate, onyx and bloodstone. Carnelian and Chrysoprase are two of the ones we see quite regularly. Hardstones are often set into pebble jewellery and the Scottish jewellery popularised by Queen Victoria. Eventually all will be covered in depth