So far no quartz that is blue because of color centers, similar to those found in amethyst or smoky quartz, has been found in nature. Amethyst from certain mines in Brazil will partially or completely turn blue on special treatment.
Blue quartz is simply macrocrystalline quartz that is blue. The term is used for - at least - three different types of quartz:
1. quartz crystals that appear blue due to the so called Tyndall scattering effect caused by tiny inclusions
2. crystalline quartz that is blue due to more or less evenly distributed inclusions of blue minerals, like magnesio-riebeckite or tourmaline
3. a coarse grained, massive, macrocrystalline form of blue quartz not unlike aventurine quartz that is also colored by embedded blue minerals, like dumortierite.
Some would say that the term "blue quartz" is reserved for rock crystal that appears blue by Tyndall scattering. This, however, is the rarest form of blue quartz, and there is also a common denominator between all three forms: the color is caused by inclusions of other minerals, and not by built-in trace elements and/or lattice defects, like in amethyst, for example.
Blue Quartz is a gentle stone to inspire great personal growth. It reveals our path forward and help us to walk it gracefully and confidently. Blue Quartz helps us to stay calm and centered during times when our life is disrupted or at a crossroads, transforming from one stage of life to another. It reminds us that each stage of life is a wonderful opportunity all its own. So, do not mourn a previous time of life, or seek to hurry forward to the future. Rather enjoy the present moment and take time to explore all the delicious possibilities it presents!
Blue Quartz teaches us that “fear”, especially fear of the unknown, is often little more than “incomplete knowledge” and that the way to move past fear is to simply learn more! It also reminds us to reach out to others for support when in need and to trust that we will receive good energy. Blue Quartz inspires hope and helps us to trust ourselves and to listen to the promptings of our heart.
Blue Quartz is a wonderful stone for the mind and inspires lifelong learning. It teaches us that we are constantly evolving, ever changing, and that each season of our life is full of interesting challenges just waiting for us to solve them.
It helps us to see new opportunities as exciting and encourages us to ponder new ideas.
Blue Quartz improves our communication skills, helping us to find the right words to express whatever we are feeling, thinking or dreaming into.
Blue Quartz is an excellent stone for anyone undergoing talk therapy.
Blue Quartz is a calming stone which also protects from negativity. It has all the general properties of Quartz but also additional properties associated with its color. Blue Quartz alleviates fear and enhances creativity and expression. It has the effect of balancing the throat chakra, it can assist in communication and allow its owner to reach out to others.
It is an uplifting stone which can aid to lift depression and restore hope, happiness and peace.
Protects from Negativity