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Aura Quartz Crystals
What is Aura Quartz?
The beauty of Aura Quartz crystals with their shimmering iridescence and metallic rainbow sheen in colors that
defy nature are mesmerizing to see. Aura crystals are Quartz crystals that have been modified by electrostatically
bonding or vapor deposition of precious pure earth metals onto the surface of natural Clear Quartz points or
clusters which produce a new color and visual layer that is permanently bonded to the crystals.

Aqua aura for example is created in a vacuum chamber from quartz crystals and gold vapor by vapor deposition
(depositing gold vapors on the crystals). The quartz is heated to 871 °C (1600 °F) in a vacuum, and then gold
vapor is added to the chamber. The gold atoms fuse to the crystal's surface, which gives the crystal an iridescent
metallic sheen. When viewed under a gemological microscope in diffused light, aqua aura displays a coppery
surface iridescence that has diffused dark outlines of some facet junctions, patchy blue color distribution on
some facets or white facet junctions, irregular white abrasions and surface pits, where the treatment either did
not "take" or had been abraded away.

Rainbow quartz for example is treated with a combination of titanium and gold. After the gold vapor deposition is
completed, Titanium molecules are bonded to the quartz by the natural electrostatic charge of the crystal in a
process known as magnetron ionization.

The brilliant color of flame aura as an example is the result of optical interference effects produced by layers of
titanium. Since only electricity is used to deposit the titanium layers and create these colors, very little heat is
involved and the integrity of the crystal is maintained. The crystal does not become brittle or prone to breakage
as with other treatments.

There are many variations of aura quartz which are amazing combinations of Mother Nature’s beautiful crystals
which are then modified by mankind to achieve very different and distinct appearances.  Here are some of the
most current Aura Crystals available in today’s market.

Angel Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum and Silver, sometimes Gold or other trace metals
which produce a light blue, rainbow and silvery iridescence (like the wings of angels).
Apple Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Nickel which produces a yellow-green color (similar to Granny
Smith or Golden Delicious apples).
Aqua Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold which produces an electric or sky blue crystal with subtle
flashes of rainbow iridescence (named for its deep aquamarine color).
Champagne Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Indium, or with Gold and Iron (Iron Oxide)
which produces a pale smoky gold metallic sheen (aka Smoky Aura Quartz).
Cobalt Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Cobalt which produces a mix of vivid shades of metallic blue,
violet and gold.
Flame Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Titanium and Niobium which produces very deep blue, violet
and golden metallic crystals (aka Titanium Aura Quartz).
Indigo Aura Quartz is Clear quartz bonded with Gold and Iridium which produces a deep indigo blue sheen.

Opal Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum which produces an opal-like pearl sheen with subdued
rainbow iridescence.
Rainbow Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Titanium which produces vivid multi-colored
metallic crystals.
Rose Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum (sometimes with additional Gold or Silver) which
produces a raspberry-rose metallic sheen.
Ruby Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum (sometimes with additional Gold or Silver) This
process is the same as Rose Aura, but a different vapor mix level and intensity produces a richer, ruby-red
metallic sheen.
Sunshine Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Platinum which produces a bright yellow crystal
with an iridescent sheen.
Sunset Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold, Platinum and Iron which produces a yellow-orange-red
crystal with a halo like iridescent sheen.
Tangerine Sun Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Iron which produces a yellow-orange
iridescent sheen (aka Tangerine Aura Quartz).
Tanzine Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Indium with additional Niobium which produces a
mix of  blue, indigo and purple crystals with a soft metallic sheen (aka Azure Aura, Celestial Aura) This is often
mistakenly called Tanzanite Aura Quartz.

References;
Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (North Atlantic Books, 2007).
Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Walking Stick Press, 2003), The Crystal Bible 2 (Walking Stick Press, 2009), The Crystal Bible 3 (Walking
Stick Press, 2013), The Encyclopedia of Crystals,New Edition (Godsfield Press Ltd; New edition, 2017
Item # 1RAQ08200012
Titanium and Gold Rainbow
Aura Quartz Specimen

$49.00
This is an amazing specimen of Rainbow Aura Quartz (made with deposition of Gold and electrostatic application
of Titanium). This beautiful specimen was procured at the August 2020 Franklin NC Gem, Mineral and Rock show.
This specimen on its stand weighs 20.8 oz or 1.3 lbs (590g)
The specimen itself measures 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.2" (8.4 x 6.9 x 5.7cm)
The specimen on its stand is 4.9 " (12.5cm) tall
The Rainbow Aura Quartz specimens listed below
were obtained at the August 2020 Franklin, NC show.
They are permanently mounted on a black steel stand
with a base that measures 2-3/4" x 2-3/8" (7 x 6 cm)
and has a 1/4" (6.36mm) steel rod that is fitted and
glued into the specimen
Item # 2RAQ08201012
Titanium and Gold Rainbow
Aura Quartz Specimen

$49.00
This is an amazing specimen of Rainbow Aura Quartz (made with deposition of Gold and electrostatic application
of Titanium). This beautiful specimen was procured at the August 2020 Franklin NC Gem, Mineral and Rock show.
This specimen on its stand weighs 17.7 oz or 1.1 lbs (502g)
The specimen itself measures 3.7 x 3 x 1.1" (9.6 x 7.7 x 2.8cm)
The specimen on its stand is 5.4 " (13.8cm) tall
Item # 3RAQ08202012
Titanium and Gold Rainbow
Aura Quartz Specimen

$49.00
This is an amazing specimen of Rainbow Aura Quartz (made with deposition of Gold and electrostatic application
of Titanium). This beautiful specimen was procured at the August 2020 Franklin NC Gem, Mineral and Rock show.
This specimen on its stand weighs 19 oz or 1.18 lbs (539g)
The specimen itself measures 4.4 x 2.8 x 1.5" (11.2 x 7.2 x 3.9cm)
The specimen on its stand is 6 " (15.4cm) tall
Angel Aura
Spirit Quartz
Sunset Aura
Quartz
Item # 4AAQ08209643
Angel Aura Spirit Quartz
Specimen

$44.00
This is an awe inspiring specimen of an Angel Aura Spirit Quartz cluster.  Cactus/Spirit Quartz has been bonded
with Platinum and Silver which produce a light blue, rainbow and silvery iridescence. This cluster has multiple spirit
quartz points with one main point. This is a beautiful specimen.
This specimen weighs 0.88 oz (25g)
The specimen itself measures 1.62 x 1.15 x 0.91" (41 x 29 x 23mm)
Item # 5SAQ08205513
Sunset Aura Quartz Cluster
Specimen

$41.00
This is an amazing specimen of a Sunset Aura Quartz cluster. Clear Quartz  has been bonded with Gold, Platinum
and Iron which produces a yellow-orange-red crystal with a glimmering iridescent sheen. This cluster has multiple
quartz points with one main point. This is a beautiful specimen mounted in a very unique display box that measures
2.75 x 2.75 x 0.8" (69.8 x 69.8 x 20mm). The specimen can be easily removed from the display case if you so desire.
Some of the tips are chipped but this still makes an eye catching display specimen.
This specimen weighs 1.64 oz (46g)
The specimen itself measures 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.8" (36 x 34 x 20mm)