Quartz in Jewellery: Amethysts, Citrines and Smoky Quartz at McTear's Jewellery Auctions


Posted in: Jewellery
Posted on: 20 May 2015
Quartz in Jewellery: Amethysts, Citrines and Smoky Quartz at McTear's Jewellery Auctions Quartz is the most abundant of the minerals and is found in a huge range of colours. Its name comes from the Greek krustallos meaning ice as the ancient Greeks believed that it was ice that would never melt as it was made by the gods. Occurring as cystals from microscopic sizes up to those seven metres high, quartz is used for ornaments as well as jewellery and it is also used to keep watches in time in its synthetic form.

Amethyst, quartz with purple body colour, is perhaps the most popular form of the mineral for jewellery. Citrine and rose quartz are also popular alongside smoky quartz which is the grey to brown form of the mineral. Quartz is often found in Victorian Scottish jewellery with smoky quartz often being referred to as ‘Cairngorm.’

McTear's regularly auction items of jewellery set with quartz and offer free valuations on all objects, come to our salerooms weekdays office hours or contact auction@mctears.co.uk.

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