Quartz Crystal gets its name from the Greek krystallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that Clear Quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods and the word Quartz is attributed to the German word of Slavic origin Quarz, meaning hard.
Quartz is piezoelectric: a crystal develops positive and negative charges on alternate prism edges when it is subjected to pressure or tension.
Quartz is the best-known piezoelectric gem--that is, it is able to carry an electrical charge when exposed to an applied voltage, in response to pressure or in response to mechanical stressors. Quartz is also a pyroelectric gem--able to generate an electric charge through rapid states of temperature change.
(These are the scientific qualities behind reliable and accurate quartz movements in watches (regardless of weather). The same properties mean it is ideal for use in microphones, speakers, filters--even sonar!)
Quartz is an example of a naturally occurring piezoelectric crystal. Quartz crystals are made of silicon and oxygen atoms in a repeating pattern. In quartz, the silicon atoms have a positive charge and oxygen atoms have a negative charge.
This listing includes one 3, 4 or 5 Strand Necklace per order*
Shape: Oval Shape
Cut: Polished Bead
Stone Size (mm): 10x8-12x10mm
Length: 18-22 Inches
Style: 3 Strand, 4 Strand, 5 Strand
Treatment: Color Treated
SKU:6143219, 6143220, 6143221
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