Quartz

Quartz - Chapter 1

          Our planet has various types of minerals, many of which can be turned into fine jewelry. A type of mineral is cherished for its beauty and its large variety of colors. It is widely known as Quartz. On Moh’s Scale, Quartz has a hardness of 7/10, therefore, is classified as a soft gemstone. With this level of hardness, Quartz is quite resistant to scratching, making it suitable for jewelry uses. Quartz is only a general term for various types of Quartz. In fact, Quartz goes by an array of different names based on its color:

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