Aqua Terra Costa Quartz Gemstone
Aqua Terra Costa Quartz represents where the sea meets the shore, displaying a subtle transition of soft aquatic blues through gentle, earthy pinks.
Aqua Terra Costa Quartz is a new entry into the growing range of assembled triplet gemstones offered by Shop LC. Our access to precision technology allows us to create uniquely colored stones you won’t see anywhere else.
So, what makes Aqua Terra Costa Quartz stand out? This particular gem features a fascinating transition of blues and pinks. The gemstone is named for that particular color range displayed as waves gently lap at the shore of your favorite beach. The translucence of the water, blending with the sloping shore, presents a calming transition of colors that’s sure to start a conversation.
Since Aqua Terra Costa Quartz is an assembled gemstone, only the best natural quartz is utilized in the construction of these jewels. They will always be eye-clean and polished with a pleasing glassy luster. As they are fashioned from rock crystal, these quartz triplets maintain the desirable durability of a natural quartz gemstone. Ranking a seven on the Mohs scale these stones are resistant to scratches and abrasions. This makes them a great option for everyday wear, and are sure to become a favorite piece in your collection.
Blue and Pink Color Combinations
• It’s been increasingly popular to pair pastel blues with pinks for many years. This culminated in recent memory when Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2016, a shared honor between Rose Quartz and Serenity. It’s a combination of colors described as combining connection and wellness with a sense of order and peace.
• It’s a color combination that works well with other pastel shades and neutrals, and even other mid-tones like greens, purples, and yellows. It’s at home in any jewelry setting, whether that be bright white of polished silver or the brilliant warm hues of gold. Aqua Terra Costa Quartz makes a great statement piece in jewelry and will be a highlight for any outfit.
Origin of Quartz
• The use of the word quartz can be traced back to the 16th century. It is a German word, used by miners, though the precise origin is unknown. The term is often considered to refer to a particular type of ore.
• The word crystal has Greek roots. The Greek word krystallos means “clear ice.” The Greeks, along with many other ancient cultures, considered rock crystal to be a form of solidified or petrified ice.
Quartz is one of the most abundant materials on the planet. However, only one source can be the best. The Minas Gerais state of Brazil is home to many outstanding gemstones, including some of the finest eye-clean rock crystal quartz. Shop LC sources our supply of this clear crystal from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Pegmatite sources provide the quartz gems found throughout Brazil. Minas Gerais is part of a deposit that encompasses a significant portion of the country, making it home to some of the finest crystal quartz around.
Though the clear quartz gems from Minas Gerais are superior regarding color and clarity, they are still first found as rough material. Raw quartz takes a lot of work to shape down to a gem-quality crystal. The experienced eye of a lapidarist will spend time examining a stone, grinding it and analyzing it over and over as it is whittled down, slowly revealing the transparent gem underneath.
This process means that only between five to fifteen-percent of rough quartz becomes a gem! And with triplet gems, the top and bottom will be shaped separately, before fusing with a special colored epoxy. Once securely dried, the gem will be polished a final time to provide a quality finish. After that, it only needs to be set in jewelry before finding a home in your collection.
• Ranks seven on the Mohs scale of hardness.
• Aqua Terra Costa Quartz transitions between soft pinks to pastel blues.
• Sourced from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
• Aqua Terra Costa Quartz is an assembled triplet gemstone.