A glossary of ethnic jewellery terms

Quartz

Quartz is a crystalline mineral that come in many forms, including amethyst, aventurine, citrin, opal, rock crystal, tiger’s eye, rose quartz,and many others. Rutilated quartz and tourmalinated quartz have needle-like inclusions of other minerals. Quartz has a hardness of 7.0. This common mineral is found worldwide.         IMAGE WIKIPEDIAContinue Reading