Exhibition "Quartz. The Many Faces of Beauty"
26 January 2017
Press Office of the Amber Museum
Quartz is one of the most spread minerals of the earth crust as there is not only pure quartz there, but it also is part of many rocks. Deposits were formed as result of the complicated geological processes and are located as close to the land surface, so 1 to 100 meters deep.
Quartz, as no other gem, is diverse in natural forms, origin and colour. Its varieties are rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, opal, chalcedony, aventurine, heliotrope. Almost all of them have jewellery value and have been use accordingly throughout the history of mankind. Polishing of the mineral's surface displays its colour, texture peculiarities, attracts attention to the esthetic qualities of the stone.
Minerals of the quartz group are used in stone-carving, jewellery and decorative arts, applied in science and technics, rare samples are also collected.
The exhibition works from 26 January to 26 February.