Mystic Quartz

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The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process deposits a thin film onto part of the surface of a colorless quartz gemstone, creating an eye-catching rainbow effect as light passes through the gem, which results in an unbelievable array of colors.

Mystic Quartz Polished
Mystic Quartz Classification
Common Name Mystic Quartz
Species Quartz
Mystic Quartz Optical Properties
Transparency Transparent
Dispersion Strength: None
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Polariscope Reaction Doubly Refractive (DR)
Fluorescence SWUV: Inert
LWUV: Inert
Pleochroism None
Mystic Quartz Characteristic Physical Properties
Hardness 7
Streak None
Toughness Good
Inclusions Might have liquid inclusions or healed fractures.
Luster Vitreous
Stability Fair
Fracture Conchoidal
Cleavage None
Mystic Quartz Chemistry & Crystallography
Chemical Name silicon dioxide (aka silica)
Chemical Formula SiO2
Crystal System Trigonal
Chemistry Classification Silicate

Mystic Quartz Colors

  • Bi-color Mystic Quartz Bi-color
  • Yellow Mystic Quartz Yellow
  • White Mystic Quartz White
  • Red Mystic Quartz Red
  • Purple Mystic Quartz Purple
  • Pink Mystic Quartz Pink
  • Orange Mystic Quartz Orange
  • Multi-color Mystic Quartz Multi-color
  • Green Mystic Quartz Green
  • Gray Mystic Quartz Gray
  • Colorless Mystic Quartz Colorless
  • Brown Mystic Quartz Brown
  • Blue Mystic Quartz Blue
  • Black Mystic Quartz Black

Countries of Origin



The coating that gives this stone its rainbow should not be re-polished, scratched, or chipped. Gentle rinsing in warm water should be all you need to keep it bright. Keep your mystic quartz free of perfumes, lotions, and chemicals.

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Tim Matthews


Tim Matthews

Tim Matthews is President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelry Television® (JTV), as well as a member of the company's Board of Directors. He oversees and leads all aspects of the company's powerful omni-digital retail platform that uniquely specializes in fine jewelry and gemstones. His passion for business and gemstones has led him to become a recognized expert in the field of gemology. He is a life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) and has earned Gem-A's highest degrees, the Gemmology (FGA) and Diamond (DGA) diplomas. He is also a Graduate Gemologist (GG) of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and has also completed GIA's Graduate Diplomas in Diamonds, Colored Stones and Pearls. Under his leadership, JTV has become the leader in the sourcing and selling of color gemstones and jewelry.

This page was created on June 27, 2014.

This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.