In this post, we tell you everything you need to know about green quartz, including its meaning, properties, uses and value. Let's get started!
You may be quick to jump at the opportunity to work with the entity that is blue quartz, and you’d be justified in doing so. A bit of patience and some further research will eventually lead you to discover blue quartz’ better looking sibling: green quartz. Here’s what you need to know.
In this article we discuss the following:
- Green Quartz Properties
- Green Quartz Metaphysical Properties
- Green Quartz Healing Properties
- Green Quartz Chakra
- Green Quartz Meaning
- How to Cleanse Green Quartz
- Types Of Green Quartz
- Blue Green Quartz
- Seriphos Green Quartz
- Green Quartz Value
- Green Quartz Countertops
- Green Quartz Cooktop
- Green Quartz Jewelry
- Green Quartz Necklace
- Green Quartz Bracelet
- Green Quartz Rings
Green Quartz Properties
Green Quartz Metaphysical Properties
Green quartz possesses all of the generic properties that one can expect from quartz in general. Quartz is a master-healer stone, meaning it is incredibly versatile and has the ability to transform most negative energies into more positive ones.
When looking at green quartz specifically, one tends to experience immense stimulation to the creative and intuitive minds. You’ll find yourself gravitating toward activities that fuel your creative-self, whilst also receiving that inner knowing of what is the right course of action for each waking moment.
Because this is a stone of green ray energy, it is also said to attract abundance to the individual. Success and prosperity come naturally to green stones, so increased wealth may even start to become second nature.
Green Quartz Healing Properties
On a physical level, green quartz crystal provides support for the body’s endocrine system. This system is responsible for much of the proper functioning of the inside of the body, as it facilitates the release and motion of hormones that then allow certain bodily functions to take place.
Using green quartz as a healing crystal is a way of attracting balance to these internal systems, possibly bringing forth increased health and better functioning overall. The bloodstream, tissues and various organs are all reliant on this system, so there is benefit to be found on a range of levels.
Despite having no physical connection to the heart itself, this green stone does work on the energy surrounding this organ (which we will dive into further, shortly). Doing energetic work can oftentimes lead to healing on a physical level.
Green Quartz Chakra
All healing crystals generally correlate to a specific chakra within the body, and usually their correlation is depicted by the ray energy that is embodied by the stone itself. Blue crystals work with the blue chakra, also known as the throat chakra, while red stones work with our root zones, identifiably by red ray energy.
Green crystals, like this form of quartz, work with the green chakra, or heart chakra. This doesn’t mean that the stone cannot positively affect or activate any of the other chakras, it simply means that it works more intensely from this energy hub, affecting the rest of the aura from this point outward.
You can use green quartz directly over your heart chakra by placing it on the body whilst lying down. Alternatively, wearing a low-hanging green quartz necklace gives the stone ample chance to work one-on-one with your heart energy throughout the day.
Green Quartz Meaning
It’s not clear exactly how long humans have been reaping the benefits of green quartz. It may date back to the ancient civilizations, just like regular quartz, or it may only have been commodified very recently in humanity’s history.
That being said, there is much meaning in the fact that green quartz occurs naturally in the Earth, unlike a lot of other forms of colored quartz that have to be grown in laboratories. Blue quartz, for example, rarely occurs on its own, so scientists in Russia have catered to the demand by growing regular quartz with cobalt, giving it that vibrant blue hue.
Green quartz forms under the earth, in deep deposits containing just enough silicone dioxide. Since the 1950s, almost all of the world’s supply of green quartz has come from a small mine in Brazil, with a few extractions also taking place in Poland.
How to Cleanse Green Quartz
Green quartz is not a self-cleansing crystal, thus it needs your help in staying in good working order. Most healing crystals need to be cleansed and recharged fairly often, to ensure that any counterproductive energies that may have become embedded within the stone have been removed.
This keeps your stone attuned to you and only you, allowing for deeper and more effective work to take place. Use any of the following methods to cleanse your green quartz:
- Green quartz is a water-safe crystal, so you can hold your stone under running water for at least a minute in order to cleanse it.
- Create a saltwater solution and submerge your stone in it for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Leave green quartz under the light of the full moon, once a month, to cleanse and recharge.
- Bury your crystal in your garden, and leave it under the Earth for up to 48 hours.
- Use prayer to set the intention for cleansing and recharging within the stone.
- Burn sacred herbs or incense over your green quartz, setting a mindful intention for cleansing.
- Place green quartz atop any self-cleansing crystal, and allow them to sit together for at least 24 hours.
Types Of Green Quartz
Blue Green Quartz
It is very possible that, on rare occasions, a piece of blue green quartz may occur within an existing crystal deposit.
The conditions need to be extremely specific in order for this to happen, as both green and blue quartz occur because of unique micro-chemicals that manipulate the crystalline structure into holding a specific hue.
Aquamarine and amazonite are two crystals often mistaken for blue green quartz. This kind of stone is extremely uncommon, and you are unlikely to find it at regular esoteric shops.
Prasiolite quartz is the most common form of green quartz, and may also go by the name vermarine, or mint quartz.
Though technically the most common form of this stone, this light green quartz doesn’t occur very abundantly in nature. As mentioned, much of the world’s supply is owed to a single deposit in Brazil.
There are some retailers who opt for artificially grown prasiolite, which is merely a form of heat treated amethyst. When applied with sufficient heat, most amethyst rock will turn yellow or green, closely resembling natural prasiolite.
Seriphos Green Quartz
Across the planet from Brazil there is another form of green quartz known as seriphos. Seriphos is a form of lime green quartz that bears an uncanny resemblance to moldavite rock.
This particular green quartz grows only in a singular underwater mine in Greece. Some speculate that this quartz deposit holds more healing properties than all other forms of quartz on the planet, and that the gods and goddesses themselves knew of the secrets of seriphos long before the Lumerians or Atlantians.
Green Quartz Value
The cost of green quartz depends entirely on the form, and where in the world it is being derived from.
Natural green quartz, that has not been artificially produced, will of course sell for a pretty penny more than what the imitation stones would sell for. A green quartz crystal cluster will likely set you back well over $30, with smaller pieces retailing for around $20.
Because of the very limited nature of seriphos quartz, found only in Greece, one can expect finger-sized pieces of this stone to retail at upwards of $35. Finding large-sized chunks of seriphos is uncommon, and if you did happen upon one you would likely need to fork out well over $100 in order to become its proud owner.
Green Quartz Countertops
Decades ago, it became all the home-owner rage to don blue quartz countertops throughout a kitchen space. Not only were they deemed aesthetically unique and appealing, but they brought the general properties of the stone into the home space, offering energetic cleansing even if not intended.
It didn’t take long for someone to attempt the very same installation, only this time with green quartz.
Green quartz countertops cost a lot more than their blue counterparts, but for a home in need of that green-hue, it can be priceless.
Quartz countertops are incredibly durable, and offer a hardness on par with marble or granite. That being said, they are no match for excessive heat, and too much exposure will start to warp the molecular structure of the stone.
On a similar note, few green quartz countertops are made using only green quartz. Mostly, they are a combination of green quartz and granite, combined in a mottled, natural looking way that resembles a chaotic rock formation.
Green Quartz Cooktop
Because of the high cost of installing green quartz throughout an entire kitchen, some people instead opt for slabs of this crystal only around where they actually cook food.
Using green quartz as your designation cooktop is great because it’s easy to clean, and you can virtually ditch any need for cutting boards as the counter itself becomes your prep area.
However, as mentioned above, one needs to be wary before installing any form of quartz near an actual stove. Excessive, long-term periods of extreme heat will break down the structural integrity of the slabs, leading to visible ailments over time. Never place pots or dishes from the stove or oven directly onto the cooktop until they have cooled down.
Green Quartz Jewelry
Green Quartz Necklace
Green quartz works with the heart chakra, so wearing this stone as a necklace is one of the best avenues to accessing as much heart-centered work as you can.
With a green quartz stone hanging quite low around your neck, you’re inviting the energy of the crystal to merge with the frequency of your heart chakra. Even when energetic work is not intended, it will likely still be taking place.
Be sure to regularly cleanse your green quartz jewelry, just as you would any other piece of crystal in a collection.
Green Quartz Bracelet
Another option for this form of jewelry is that of a green quartz bracelet. We recommend these to anyone who is looking to reap the physical healing benefits of the stone, as opposed to the metaphysical.
The wrists offer rather direct access into one’s blood stream, so having a crystal in the vicinity means that healing can be absorbed through this zone and delivered to the rest of the body. Since green quartz works so closely with the endocrine system, the wrist is a valuable starting point.
Similarly, green quartz is also widely used to attract abundance and prosperity into one’s life. Wealth is achievable when the hand is open to receiving it, so placing green quartz at the wrist is a way of saying “my hands are open; I am ready for more wealth”.
Green Quartz Rings
Wearing a ring made of green quartz offers a similar statement to the universe as that of the bracelets. Rings sit on the hands, too, and thus give the same frequency for attracting abundance and prosperity.
Crystal rings are also fantastic companions during meditation, as the palms are quite powerful energetic hubs as well. Having a green quartz ring on your finger as you delve into meditation may help you go deeper than previously possible.
A green quartz ring is a great item to gift to anyone who may be suffering from the following:
- Trouble with money (either attracting enough of it or holding onto it)
- A known hormone imbalance or endocrine dysfunction
- A creative block or lack of inspiration
- Difficulty sitting in a meditative state for longer than 5 minutes
Green quartz packs quite the punch, and we’d encourage anyone who has been drawn to blue quartz to take a step back and look seriously into the benefits of the green counterpart before committing to work with one!
We acknowledge that this isn’t the most affordable crystal on the market, but we like to think that since green stones attract more wealth anyway, the gemstone ends up paying for itself in the long run… ponder this for a while!
If you are interested in incorporating crystals into your life, you should consider a mindful breathing necklace made of a crystal that resonates with you. Mindful breathing jewelry made of crystals not only help provide the benefits of the crystal you choose to wear, but they can also be used to help slow your breath, leading to a greater sense of calm and serenity. Also, if you are interested in reading more about anxiety and crystals, check out our comprehensive blog post on the 15 Best Crystals for Anxiety!