PDA

View Full Version : How to Clean ...


Kahlie
10-02-2006, 22:52
Hello,

I'm wonder how to clean the Milky Quartz/Snow Quartz Carved Angel I just bought. It seems it has some 'blackish/greyish' spots on it. I already put it under pouring water, but it didn't seem to have any effect.

It's very hard fo rme to see if the spots are on the surface or under the stone. I tried rubbing it with a soft cloth (the one I use for my glasses)...

Does anybody have any other Ideas on how to clean this stone? I thought Milky Quart/Snow Quartz was only white? Those spots really turn me off, since they are on the head of the Angel figurine...

Kahlie

doreen
11-02-2006, 01:06
Hi,
The marks on your crystal are called inclusions and you cannot remove them. Lot's of crystals have inclusions even fine diamonds.
I would not wsorry about this as they are mother nature's fingerprints.
The less inclusions you have on a crystal the more expensive they tend to be.
Did you buy this crystal yourself? or was it a gift.
Doreen.

Bluemanticore
11-02-2006, 07:47
Kahlie, just look at those dark spots on your angel as being birthmarks. :D

Kahlie
13-02-2006, 19:46
It was a Gift, and I like it very much. My lover bought it on Ebay for me. I am a bit upset because it's on the face of the angel... two spots above each other... and I don't know if it's an inclusion or not.. (how do I see that?!)

The rest of the angel is almost uniformly white....

Kahlie

tarotbear
14-02-2006, 04:59
Stone is a natural object; the dots are natural, too. they cannot be removed if they are imbedded in the stone because the stone formed around them. Too bad the maker of the angel did not redesign the angel so they would not be on the face.

It's a gift and you do like it; learn to live with what cannot be changed.

lilwinky
22-02-2006, 15:11
I believe that you can "cleanse" the crystals with salt water...let them sit a while in it...and or even sun lit water...water that has been sitting for a while outside in the sunshine...I have heard that water that has been sitting for a bit like say maybe three hours or so...it is also used as "Holy Water".
I like learning about different religions,but, one that I am trying to just do my own "take" on is Pagan/Witchcraft works. A friend told me, that she is Pagan,and she was telling me that you don't have to follow what all of the books in the stores have...like their ideas, and or recipes...you can make up your own rituals and or cleansing ideas....for what is right for you!
I would rather do that...but, at the same time...I think that it would be great to just try some spells and ideas...simpler ones that are extremely easy to use as well...because I prefer the simpler the easier and the better!!!

I just saw your post about cleansing, and thought that I would stick my head in and say hi,and hope that this works for you.

Salt is a great purifier.....it also helps in haunted homes....I think that you can either "spritz" salt water on the walls and /or on the corners of a home, if there is a haunting or something like that....
Also, I have heard that Kissing the walls of your home, is another way to "bless" something and get the positive to "stick" around.
Maybe this would also work with your stones and or crystals. I think that whatever works to your advantage, and it is a positive act..then go for it!!!


just some thoughts!...lilwinky

Kahlie
22-02-2006, 21:05
Dear lilwinky,

I wasn't speaking of Cleansing... I was speaking Cleaning (no S!). I still feel slightly off that it has black spots on the pure pristine snow quartz... and on the head. I'm still not convinced these are inclusions, but well, I tried rubbing with a soft cloth and they don't go away, so I guess it's something in the stone...

Kahlie

floracove
22-02-2006, 23:19
May sound kinda rough...

If it bother's you, it's just a stone (basically) why not try a little sandpaper?

Alta
22-02-2006, 23:28
Really fine sandpaper to keep the surface nice, like 300 grit or finer.

floracove
22-02-2006, 23:42
Really fine sandpaper to keep the surface nice, like 300 grit or finer.
Excellent point!

(Flora, wasn't thinking...)

Bluemanticore
23-02-2006, 00:44
Kahlie, this might be too late to do, but if not, if the spot bothers you that much, why not just return the angel and buy a different one?

Elven
23-02-2006, 01:25
There are a couple of things you could do Kahlie if you still cant remove the spots and you want to get rid of them.

Yep - my ideas always seem to be complicated - sorry, but ...

You could take it to a jewlers and ask them to have a look at it - see where the spots are, and if he can remove them with a high speed polish to the surface - this way maybe it will have less damage especially if there is fine detail in the face. They may also be able to - at a glance - and at no cost - tell you what you can do yourself to fix it.

I know that after fossicking for quartz crystals - both smokey, clear and milky, the only way to clean some of the marks from them is to dip them in acid - this is what I used to do, because you still need to scrub them to remove other impuities. But Im not sure you want to go giving your Angel an acid bath!! :bugeyed: Then again you could tell her its the latest in dermabrasion and everyones doing it - and its better than botox ;)

Hope this helps

Blessing
Elven x

raeanne
23-02-2006, 06:03
Hi all,
Last of all, if everything else has failed and you are really bothered by the impurities, you could always paint the face and hands.