Few can resist the beauty of Aura Quartz crystals with their shimmering iridescence and metallic rainbow sheen in colors that defy nature yet enchant the senses. Though artificially enhanced by modern techniques, these crystals utilize the ancient powers of alchemy and synergy. By electrostatically bonding precious metals from the Earth onto the surface of natural Clear Quartz points or clusters, a new, unified color layer is created, a permanent blend that intensifies the properties of the original elements, as well as emanating a unique spectrum of subtle energies on its own.[101 Hall, 40][Hall En, 143][Simmons, 33, 47][Eason, 243]
Aura Quartz crystals have been part of the New Age movement since the 1980’s, prized for their ability to expand the consciousness and heal the physical and spiritual body with their extraordinary high vibration. While most practitioners prefer natural, untreated stones for their metaphysical work, many consider Aura Quartz, with its pure components and synergistic energies, to be the exception to the rule.[Simmons, 33, 47][101 Hall, 40][Eason, 243]
The following is a list of some of the well-known varieties and their properties. It is by no means complete, as new combinations are continuously being created. All Aura Quartzes carry the general properties of Quartz, as well as the metal(s) with which it is paired.
Cobalt Aura Quartz- Clear Quartz bonded with Cobalt; exhibits vivid shades of metallic blue, violet and gold mixed. Wonderful for making every day special. Even a small cluster removes restlessness and discontentment, and brings in special moments of joy. It is an excellent aid to creativity and is especially good for decorating the home or adding variety in cooking. Cobalt Aura is stimulating to the Throat Chakra and removes the constraints of self-expression that may hold one back in life, relationships or the workplace. This crystal increases one’s natural clairvoyance and healing powers, and when held or worn regularly, can ease the transition from personal spiritual work to formal training or turning professional. It is believed to combine the body’s own healing powers with higher healing, especially when an illness is unresponsive to treatment or a patient is exhausted from prolonged medical intervention. It is empowering to agoraphobics, and may be used to aid in absorption of vitamins and minerals, to improve the functioning of enzymes, and in treatments for diseases of the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and spleen. [Eason, 243]