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dicey
06-01-2012, 14:06
I've read conflicting write-ups on Cherry Quartz. Since cherry quartz is "man-made", an article said they are still considered quartz since manufacturers use powdered quartz to create cherry quartz. It still retains the powers and qualities of quartz.

A few articles I've read mentioned cherry quartz as purely synthetic and does not have any metaphysical qualities.

I've just bought a Cherry Quartz sphere because it was calling to me. I was attracted to its beauty but I also don't want to feel disappointed that what I bought was a thing of beauty and only that.

Has anyone read anything more conclusive about Cherry Quartz?

cardlady22
06-01-2012, 14:27
Suppliers like Fire Mountain Gems are required to disclose what an specimen is made of; they list it as a glass under "imitation gemstone"

triple_entendre
06-01-2012, 15:31
I haven't read anything about that, but, think about this: the rest of this forum is dedicated to examining the arcane powers of cardboard! If your cherry quartz called to you, it has metaphysical qualities. If it doesn't, you can give it some.

poopsie
06-01-2012, 22:48
Hi, Dicey ... i found this in a website called www.crystalsrocksandgems.com "Cherry Quartz has all the qualities of quartz and is also great for the heart chakra. Good for: Colds and Flu and infections. Excellent for burns. Said to be good for concentration so is an excellent choice for anyone studying for exams. Nice for anyone studying for exams, love and emotional balance".

I guess it depends on the source of your quartz - where you bought it. If they honestly told you where they got it or what it was made of, then that may be a factor for you to believe that what you have is a genuine one. Apparently, the cherry quartz is something that's like a -semi - not pure quartz, but not totally imitation since as some put it, there are powdered crystals into it.

If it did call on to you and you sensed it, then that's your first signal. The second is how you programmed it and if you did, are you reaping the benefits?

I've had a bit of experience in the past wherein I held a quartz crystal and programmed it for financial prosperity and I was able to attract it.

Now I am touching two crystals and they seem to also "call" on to me and do wonders for my energy level.

In this case, it may help to trust your intuition. :angel:

Debra
06-01-2012, 23:34
A couple of years ago at a group reiki session, one of the women brought in a huge crystal ball of cherry quartz. The color was stunning, but I felt it was just colored glass, really.

Hiding in Shadows
07-01-2012, 23:53
I haven't read anything about that, but, think about this: the rest of this forum is dedicated to examining the arcane powers of cardboard! If your cherry quartz called to you, it has metaphysical qualities. If it doesn't, you can give it some.

LOL!

Clear crystal balls come three different ways that I'm aware of. spheres cut from a chunk of quartz, leaded glass, and reconstituted quartz. All can be used for scrying, but for metaphysical properties, the glass doesn't do a lot for you. I had the same thoughts concerning a pendant I bought containing siberian blue quartz. It seems to have a punch that quartz and blue quartz do not have. I believe Judy Halls books have a section on man made crystals. Just see what it does for you.

dicey
08-01-2012, 00:54
Thanks everyone.

I'll try to talk to my ball one of this days and see if i can build a connection with. If I'm not that successful, at least, I'll still have a wonderful decor I can put on display.

triple_entendre
08-01-2012, 11:13
LOL! Clear crystal balls come three different ways that I'm aware of. spheres cut from a chunk of quartz, leaded glass, and reconstituted quartz. All can be used for scrying, but for metaphysical properties, the glass doesn't do a lot for you.
(Curmudgeonly) "Back in my day, we had a saucer of water with ink in it and had to be happy with that!"

celticnoodle
08-01-2012, 12:25
I haven't read anything about that, but, think about this: the rest of this forum is dedicated to examining the arcane powers of cardboard! If your cherry quartz called to you, it has metaphysical qualities. If it doesn't, you can give it some.

I totally agree. I don't truly believe that it matters if it is man made or created by nature. it depends on how YOU work and react with it. You felt it call out to you. It must have some metaphysical qualities then, eh?

it seems to me it could be compared to some people believing that you MUST have a quartz crystal ball to be able to properly call yourself a crystal ball reader. however, there are many 'crystal ball readers' out there, who are actually reading from just a plain ol' glass ball. not crystal. they may be just as good, if not better then another reader who reads exclusively from an actual quartz crystal ball.

tarot cards are often considered "metaphysical". they are all man made. just pictures on pieces of paper. why not the cherry quartz then?

shelikes2read
17-01-2012, 16:10
I agree -- cherry quartz may be manmade, but I've used manmade items before - leaded glass and even acrylic spheres leap to mind. And if you look up scrying mirrors, you'll find a few zillion of them that are entirely man-made. But they all work. Why? Because the TOOL isn't where the scrying happens. Between our ears is where the scrying happens.

To me, scrying is facilitated because I like looking at the [insert scrying tool here], so I can distract my eyes with it. Then the brain can do its thing. So if you enjoy looking at the cherry quartz, that will make it easy for you to train your eyes on it until the rest of the process happens. Good luck.

P.S. The sphere addict in me needs to see a picture. :)

hibiscusmoon
19-01-2012, 02:47
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Sometimes, well meaning sellers have a bonafide fire or harlequin quartz & call it "Cherry Quartz" b/c they think it sounds better. You just need to be an informed buyer & do your research. :)

Crystal Blessings,
Hibiscus Moon

angeljunkie
04-02-2012, 07:32
When it comes to man made stones, they can look beautiful, but have no energy. I have a pendant that I thought was turquoise, but after I received it I didn't feel anything from it. It felt light and didn't leave my hands with that bit of numbing that most gemstones do. I realized later that it was one of those repowdered stones. I feel like they really lose everything in that process aside from aesthetically looking nice.

LeaRoseQuartz
04-02-2012, 09:34
I more recently went to a new shop in my area, that sells gemstone items, clothes and knicknacks. I looked at cherry quartz and goldstone chip necklaces. They were very pretty, but I decided on an amethyst ring for now. When I was paying, I asked the owner if she knew the necklaces were manmade, and she said the seller she bought them from, told her they were natural. I said, sometimes they don't know or can lie to buyers. She said, no, I trust the sellers. I told her, I've been reading books and looking at the internet for many years, and have come to know about gemstones pretty well. She then said, she always believes the sellers. I felt, she could of known her stones a little better and not made me look stupid. My husband and me were the only customers in the shop at the time, so I didn't think I had embarrassed her. I left the place feeling mad and I don't get that way very easily. I have been back since, and bought howlite and carnelian bracelets. I'll also, be back for those chip necklaces, someday. :)