Large 3.1 inch Golden Quartz Crystal Ball
This gorgeous all natural hand polished rare Golden Quartz gemstone sphere is 3.1 inches or 79 mm in diameter.
As is common with this material it has internal inclusions and flaws but this one is very good quality! It does have one very small surface flaw shown in the 3rd from last picture.
This Crystal Ball weighs 1.6 pounds!
This natural Golden Quartz rock crystal is from Madagascar.
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. It is found on every continent, and just about every country. It has a hardness of 7. Quartz occurs in many formations, both massive and crystals.
When quartz is milky with an orange shading it is called Golden Quartz and the coloring is due to iron presence during formation.
Quartz has long been the subject of spiritual beliefs and folklore. Crystal balls brought back by the Crusaders where believed to possess magical powers. In fact, the name crystal comes from the Greek word for "ice", as it was believed that rock crystal was eternally frozen.
Metaphysical Properties of Golden Quartz: Golden Quartz is believed to help one with zest for life, happiness and adventure. The darker color Golden Quartz is said to help more with self confidence and the lighter is said to help more with enthusiasm.