Crackle quartz is a crystalline quartz that has been intentionally fractured by people. They usually heat rock crystal or slightly translucent quartz to a high temperature, then suddenly quench it in cold water. The shock of sudden cooling causes a network of tiny fractures to propagate through the quartz.
If dye is added to the quenching water, it will enter any surface-reaching fractures and flow, by capillary action, deep into the quartz. The deep penetration of dye produces a rich color in the quartz.
The result is a transparent colored stone that sparkles when it is moved under bright light. The sparkles are produced as light enters the stone, strikes an internal fracture surface, and reflects back to the eye of the observer.
Crackle quartz retains the healing qualities of quartz as well as the chakra properties that have been introduced by the enhanced color.
Root Chakra (Red energy - Ruby Crackle Quartz): An energizing color used as a general tonic and to enhance courage, self-confidence, positive love and will power. Use red when you are striving for balance and to harmonize all chakras.
Sacral Chakra (Orange energy -Peach Crackle Quartz): Symbolizing pride and prosperity, this energy gives the courage and strength to overcome inhibitions and suppression. This chakra governs creative and emotional energy. Balancing this energy facilitates relationships with others and enables you to access your artistic and creative self.
Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow energy - Lemon Crackle Quartz): Associated with joy and warmth, this chakra influences ones levels of self-esteem and self-recognition. It controls activity and allows clarity of thought. Balancing this chakra facilitates wise decision making and will assist in determining which paths to follow.
Heart Chakra (Green energy - Teal Crackle Quartz and Pink energy - Dusky Rose Crackle Quartz): A healthy heart chakra enables one to both accept love and friendship as well as empathizing with others. Trouble maintaining friendships or finding love indicates an unhealthy heart chakra. Use green stones to open the chakra, or pink stones to be kinder and more loving toward yourself.
Throat Chakra (Blue energy - Aqua & Azure Crackle Quartz): The focus of communication and action. Imbalance in the Throat Chakra may manifest as shyness and an inability to make yourself heard, or as boisterousness and a tendency to talk when you should listen. Balance here allows easy communication and is helpful for public speaking.
Third Eye Chakra (Indigo energy -Violet Crackle Quartz): The Chakra of intuition, thought and spirituality. Balancing this Chakra will promote inner peace. Meditate on this Chakra to focus the power of creative visualization.
Crown Chakra (White energy - White Crackle Quartz): Controls wisdom and understanding. Unhappiness, a sense of indecision and poor choices are all signs of an unbalanced Crown Chakra. Meditate to develop this chakra and you will find wisdom and deepen your connection with the Divine and with the Universe.