Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.
Aqua Aura is quartz crystal that has been treated with pure gold solution and when electrical current is applied in a special machine, fuses the gold molecules to the surface of the quartz; taking 12 hours to heat the quartz to 1600F while setting a vacuum equal to 2 earth atmospheres, then letting chemically purified gold vapors into the chamber when the temperature and vacuum are correct. This bonds the gold to the lattice of the crystal, forming a permanent bond to the surface of the quartz and giving it an electric blue color.
The process was awarded the United States Patent No. 6997014 on Feb 14, 2006. The process was invented by Steven F. Starcke, Ronald H. Kearnes and Keven E. Bennet. While the patent might have been given in 2006, this material has been produced by this method for dozens of years prior.
It is the exact same process that is used to coat steel balls to be used as bearings. Additional elements can be used to treat quartz, such as indium, titanium and copper. The coloring of this treatment is only on the surface, so all faceted and polished material you find has been treated after it has been made originally. Often, quartz of lesser quality, with fractures and weak spots, will break apart during the coating process. A little known fact is that the Aqua aura treatment can be used to reveal twinning in quartz crystals that would otherwise go undetected.
Metaphysically Aqua Aura has the qualities of both quartz and gold. Quartz has a harmonizing effect and aligns the chakra system. Gold imparts a more assertive energy to the wearer and the blue color helps stimulate the throat chakra, improving communications abilities through speaking.
Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness, it assists with meditation, telepathy, and psychic healing by bringing more intense energy to the effort. It is particularly helpful for distance spiritual energy healing because of its ability to send energy.
Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can also assist in conscious awareness of one’s own motivations and patterns. Aqua Aura is said to attract success and prosperity, even possibly wealth, and it is also used for protection from psychic attacks.
This wonderful quartz can assist one in plumbing one’s emotional depths and heights while simultaneously retaining inner peace. It can also be an aid to those who wish to become conscious channels for spiritual wisdom, clearing and opening the pathways of inter dimensional communication.
More Healing Information:
The gemstone Aqua Aura maintains the wonderful healing and transmitting properties of clear quartz in addition to assisting one in channeling the higher energies of the angels.
Physically Aqua Aura is reputed to help with throat problems, stress-related illness, immune system deficiencies, and the thymus gland.
Aqua Aura Quartz has a very high and intense vibration. It has been used to activate the energy of other minerals and gemstones for healing work, and can be a potent stone when used in body layouts for activation of the Chakras. It can be success fully applied to smooth and heal the Auric field, and to release negativity from one’s emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies.
Energy: Both projective and receptive
Element: Fire and Water
Powers: Protection, healing, psychics and power
Wearing Aqua Aura Quartz is said to help one to shine with one’s inner beauty, to attract wealth and success, to bring forth esoteric wisdom, to relieve depression as well as anxiety, and to assist in creating an aura of peace and well being in oneself and one’s surroundings. It is a stone of spiritual elevation, which can serve to help raise the vibration of humanity.
Associations: Sun and Moon
Stone of Leo, Gemini and Capricorn this stone contains positive energy that removes mental blocks and promotes a sense of justice.
Although Crystal Quartz has an enlightening effect on all the chakras, Aqua Aura is highly stimulating to the 5th, or Throat Chakra, enhancing one’s ability to communicate inner truth, at it also has a soothing and relaxing effect on the emotional body.
It can be used to soothe anger, cool feverishness, and release stress, as it is strongly connected to the element of water, and it is therefore a stones for enhancing one’s access to the truth of the emotions and the portals of Spirit which are accessed through the emotions.