Quartz stones have been known, worked, carved, cut, used and worn in various settings since very ancient times and in almost every country. The name quartz may be derived from querkluftertz, an old German word referring to whitish vein quartz. The name has also been said to derive from the ancient Greek word krustallos, meaning, ice, because the Greeks (and the Romans) believed that quartz was ice that never melted because it was formed by the gods. The Sumerians cut and engraved various quartz stones as cylinder seals and used them later as ring seals. As the Sumerians invented writing, quartz was probably one of the first gemstones to be written on and also used as a stamp to make a written impression in clay. Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians made beads, scarab figures, and other jewelry from many of the quartz stones.
Design Your Own Family Keepsake
Combine Lab Alexandrite with any gemstone to create your own unique family keepsake with the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors.
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