Quartz: Captivates in Clear or Colors
Some believe the name quartz may have come from the Greek word "krystallos," meaning ice. Ancient Greeks believed quartz crystal was fossilized ice. Quartz's high thermal conductivity, which makes the gemstone feel cool to the touch, may have added to this belief.
The use of quartz dates back thousands of years. Tools and weapons were among the first things to have been crafted from quartz. Native Americans and Australian Aborigines used quartz crystals in their rain rituals. Ancient Romans used colorless quartz to cool their hands in hot weather. And quartz crystal balls have been used to predict the future since the middle ages.
Ross-Simons' Quartz Collection
Ross-Simons' Quartz Jewelry
At Ross-Simons, we are proud to present an extensive and varied selection of quartz jewelry. Our designs range in style from classic to contemporary, with jewelry featuring a single quartz stone or a multi-gemstone display. Quartz gemstones add beautiful color and sparkle to earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings rendered in sterling silver or 14kt gold.
Quartz is found all over the world, with significant mines in Brazil, Madagascar, Canada and the United States.
Quartz Jewelry Care & Handling
Although quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, you should take care to avoid scratches and sharp blows. Some types of quartz can fade in the sun, so it's best to store your quartz jewelry in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use. Clean your quartz rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets with warm water and a dry cloth.