Polished quartz crystal pendant from Quebec no. 485
Jewel of polished quartz crystal with hematite intrusion, in its natural state, surrounded by a 925 silver wire.
The crystal is extracted from the Lac-SaintJean mine by a prospector-crystal maker
The welded silver wire highlights the semi-precious stone without altering it.
It is a quartz crystal whose polishing is the result of seven weeks of rotation in a barrel containing aggregate and water.
Polished Quartz Crystal Pendant no. 485
Origin of the Cristal du Lac mine site, Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec)
Dimension of the stone exclude the chain: 4,5 cm x 1cm in length
Chain in silver 9,25 included:
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Polished, churned or rolled crystals are used as an energy amplifier.
Before processing, the tips are extracted in a traditional way by a crystal prospector. When collecting Crystals from the mountainside, prospectors make sure to remove them with the utmost care. No blasting is used on the Cristal du Lac site.
To extract the crystals, we must first hammer the granite on both sides of a fault with a high quartz content, using small tools such as punch and mass in order to release carefully. Once the entire cavity is uncovered, one can access the collection of quartz crystals.
The prospector selects the crystals suitable for the different polishing steps. Once this operation is completed, the crystals have a luster coveted for their softness and high quality. Polished crystals have the appearance of rock crystal with usually tiny intrusions of hematite (bright red).