Few can resist the beauty of Aura Quartz crystals with their shimmering iridescence and metallic rainbow sheen in colors that defy nature yet enchant the senses. Though artificially enhanced by modern techniques, these crystals utilize the ancient powers of alchemy and synergy. By electrostatically bonding precious metals from the Earth onto the surface of natural Clear Quartz points or clusters, a new, unified color layer is created, a permanent blend that intensifies the properties of the original elements, as well as emanating a unique spectrum of subtle energies on its own.
Aura Quartz crystals have been part of the New Age movement since the 1980’s, prized for their ability to expand the consciousness and heal the physical and spiritual body with their extraordinary high vibration. While most practitioners prefer natural, untreated stones for their metaphysical work, many consider Aura Quartz, with its pure components and synergistic energies, to be the exception to the rule.
The following is a list of some of the well-known varieties and their properties. It is by no means complete, as new combinations are continuously being created. All Aura Quartzes carry the general properties of Quartz, as well as the metal(s) with which it is paired.
Angel Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum and Silver, sometimes Gold or other trace metals; exhibits a light blue, rainbow and silvery iridescence like the gossamer wings of angels. It carries a very loving and sweet energy, stimulating the spirit and elevating one’s mood. Meditating with this crystal allows one to enter a state of serenity and peace, purification and rest, and to go beyond the body to perceive and receive help from one’s angel guides. Angel Aura assists in remembering lessons from past incarnations and attuning to one’s spiritual purpose. It is a marvelous aid for recognizing beauty, from Nature and Spirit, from within, and in others. Use Angel Aura at the Throat Chakra for loving communications, in romantic pursuits, in caring for children and the aged, and in all healing situations. It may also be used to align and purify all chakras, allowing for the Rainbow Light Body activation and integration. Angel Aura is an all-healer, harmonizing one’s energy field with the physical body, and is thought to be particularly helpful for autism, Asperger’s syndrome and the nervous system. It is great for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and for use in Reiki healing, reflexology and shiatsu.
Apple Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Nickel; displays a fresh, yellow-green color reminiscent of a Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. This healthy crystal is a protector of the spleen, the organ responsible for purifying the blood and boosting the immune system. Worn over the base of the sternum or taped over the Spleen Chakra, it fights energy drains and overcomes psychic vampirism. It assists in severing ties with previous partners or mentors who retain a mental or emotional hold despite physical separation. It is highly beneficial in multidimensional and cellular memory healing, and is an efficient receptor for programming and bringing the body into balance.
Aqua Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold; produces an electric or sky blue crystal with subtle flashes of rainbow iridescence; named for its rich aquamarine color, and perhaps the most popular of the Aura Quartzes. It has a high, intense vibration used to enhance other minerals for healing, and a potent stone when used in body layouts for activation of all the chakras. It has a calm, relaxing effect on the emotional body and is exceptional for releasing negativity and stress, soothing and healing the aura. It is particularly stimulating to the Throat Chakra, enhancing one’s ability to express emotions in a constructive, positive manner and encouraging one to speak their truth from the heart. Aqua Aura activates soul energy, freeing one from limitation and creating space for something new. It deepens spiritual attunement, and can be an aid for conscious channeling and all types of inter-dimensional communication. Aqua Aura safeguards against psychic attack, energy drain and spiritual vampirism, and provides profound peace during meditation, opening gateways to the angelic realm. It is believed to strengthen the thymus gland and immune system, and to aid treatments for genetic disorders, asbestosis, autism, Asperger syndrome, cerebral palsy, and in balancing polarities. It is highly beneficial in multidimensional and cellular memory healing, and is an efficient receptor for programming and bringing the body into balance.
Champagne Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Indium, or with Gold and Iron/Iron Oxide; presents as pale smoky gold metallic; also called Smoky Aura Quartz. It is a high vibrational crystal of transmutation and spiritual harmony, helping one to ground energetic and psychological changes into the body and to put one’s spiritual ideals into practice. Champagne Aura stimulates the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, and is an excellent talisman for those new to spiritual work or healing to trust their own instincts and gifts, and to connect with their personal healing guides and angels. It re-energizes those who have worked in these professions for years and have encountered blocks to their progress or lost enthusiasm, to reclaim their dedication and passion. It is particularly helpful for NLP and life-coaching. As a business support stone, Champagne Aura assists in all areas where negotiation and the resolution of conflict is required. It encourages philanthropy and charity, and can bring unexpected joy to seemingly unpromising situations. This crystal assists the organs of the body to find balance and is believed to be especially beneficial to the thyroid and endocrine system, increasing assimilation of minerals and supporting metabolic function and hormonal balance. It is also thought to reawaken the body’s immune system to fight off super-viruses and complex conditions where causes of the body attacking itself are not clear.
Cobalt Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Cobalt; exhibits vivid shades of metallic blue, violet and gold mixed. Wonderful for making every day special. Even a small cluster removes restlessness and discontentment, and brings in special moments of joy. It is an excellent aid to creativity and is especially good for decorating the home or adding variety in cooking. Cobalt Aura is stimulating to the Throat Chakra and removes the constraints of self-expression that may hold one back in life, relationships or the workplace. This crystal increases one’s natural clairvoyance and healing powers, and when held or worn regularly, can ease the transition from personal spiritual work to formal training or turning professional. It is believed to combine the body’s own healing powers with higher healing, especially when an illness is unresponsive to treatment or a patient is exhausted from prolonged medical intervention. It is empowering to agoraphobics, and may be used to aid in absorption of vitamins and minerals, to improve the functioning of enzymes, and in treatments for diseases of the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and spleen.
Flame Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Titanium and Niobium; produces very deep blue, violet and golden metallic crystals; also called Titanium Aura Quartz. This crystal is excellent for use in spiritual initiations and rituals, and for deepening meditation and spiritual attunement. It creates a multi-dimensional energy shift, drawing kundalini energy up the spine and through the subtle bodies, adjusting its effect to provide what each soul needs for evolution. It may also be used during meditation to promoted contact with ancient Greek civilizations. Flame Aura stimulates the Third Eye and Higher Crown Chakras, enhancing focus and increasing the ability to “read” people at an energetic and subtle level and to understand the information that was communicated. It is a beneficial stone for creating and maintaining a state of homeostasis within the physical and emotional bodies, and may be useful in the treatment of diabetes, cellular and bone cancers, Multiple Sclerosis, and in stimulating the immune system of AIDS patients.
Opal Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum; creates a pearly sheen with pale rainbow iridescence. Opal Aura has a very intense, strong energy that cleanses the aura, and stimulates, balances and clears all chakras, integrating the light body into the physical dimension. It allows access to one’s personal etheric realm where information concerning balance for this life cycle is presented. It is a crystal of joy, and like a rainbow, signifies hope and optimism. It facilitates a deep state of meditative awareness, grounding the information received into the physical body, and inspires a total union with the divine and cosmic consciousness. Opal Aura is also a stone of romance and love, and can bring both into one’s life. It is highly beneficial in healing hurt and trauma, for multi-dimensional healing, and is an efficient receptor for programming. It may be used for cleansing and enhancing the organs, boosting the immune system, and for bringing the body into balance. It is also thought to soothe burns.
Rainbow Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Titanium; produces vivid multi-colored metallic crystals. Rainbow Aura activates all the energy centers in the body, clearing a path for the Life Force to manifest throughout the subtle bodies, bringing in a vibrant energy and zest for life. It is particularly supportive for those in dysfunctional relationships, by letting one see what lies ahead and helping to release negative emotions such as resentment or grief. It brings deep insights into one’s relationships at all levels, and aids letting go of karmic ties that may be hindering relationships in the current life. This transformed relationship then becomes vital and harmonious. Rainbow Aura is a master healer for any condition, and is highly beneficial in multidimensional cellular memory healing. It is an efficient receptor for programming and bringing the body into balance.
Rose Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum, sometimes with additional Gold or Silver; exhibits a lovely raspberry rose metallic sheen. The gentle energy of Rose Aura is uplifting but not overwhelming, and produces a marvelous frequency that stimulates the pineal gland and the Heart Chakra to transmute deeply held doubts about self-worth. It is a favorite among young women, especially if they have suffered from body image issues, abuse, or who have been deserted or rejected in love. This crystal makes a powerful connection to Universal Love, and bestows the gift of unconditional love of the Self. It permeates the whole body with its energy and restores the cells to perfect balance. Rose Aura may ease the onset of puberty in girls and early menstrual difficulties in teens; also thought to assist problems with teenage pregnancy, especially if the young woman is unsupported by a partner. It is great for emotional and multidimensional healing, ameliorating anger, and soothing burns.
Ruby Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Platinum, sometimes with additional Gold or Silver; similar to Rose Aura, but a difference in alchemical process produces a richer, ruby-red metallic sheen. A favorite among women, Ruby Aura brings in love, passion and vitality, and activates wisdom of the heart. It cleanses the Base Chakra of old survival issues, and is a protective crystal against aggression and violence, helping to heal the effects of physical abuse, especially in children. It transmutes negative emotions such as rage or resentment, and is spiritually uplifting, opening to Christ consciousness. Ruby Aura stimulates energy, is an excellent receptor for programming, and brings the body into balance. It is thought to benefit the endocrine system and aid in treatments for sciatica, lower back and slipped discs. It also acts as a natural antibiotic for fungal infections and parasites.
Sunshine Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Platinum; creates a bright yellow crystal with an iridescent gleam. Its energy is powerful and extremely active, wonderful for stimulating and cleansing the Solar Plexus Chakra. It heals old hurts and traumas, and overcomes a sense of disappointment with life, or bitterness at the lack of opportunities. Placed in the center of any healing crystal layout, Sunshine Aura infuses the whole system with health and energy. At a spiritual level, it is expansive and protective, inspiring optimism, natural joy and spontaneity. It encourages laughter and releasing one’s inner child. Sunshine Aura is considered powerfully positive for removing toxins, relieving constipation and aiding digestive issues. It is thought to be most beneficial in assisting treatments for the pancreas, liver, spleen, gall bladder and the nervous system. It helps to bring the body into balance, and may be used in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder and to aid absorption of vitamins A, D and E.
Tangerine Aura or Tangerine Sun Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Iron; produces a bright, shimmering yellow-orange iridescence. This crystal has a dynamic energy, connected to higher forces and deeply supportive of spiritual exploration. It is great for visualization and gaining profound insight. A six-sided form is ideal for opening a blocked or un-awakened Third Eye, and heals the Third Eye and Soma Chakras after psychic trauma or restriction. Use to disperse dark moods and uplift the spirit. It makes one more responsive and imparts the ability to face life’s challenges with equanimity and cheerfulness. Tangerine Aura unites the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras to provide a cleansing, energetic flow throughout the body and to stimulate one’s creativity. It aligns clarity, insight and perspective with strength to help the mind analyze and categorize. Tangerine and Tangerine Sun Aura stabilizes the link between the physical and subtle bodies, penetrating every cell with potent energy to recharge and invigorate cell function and initiate subtle DNA changes. It imparts great physical and psychological strength, enhances sexuality, helps support and oxygenate the blood, liver and spleen, and is thought to aid in overcoming anemia.
Tanzine Aura Quartz - Clear Quartz bonded with Gold and Indium, sometimes with additional Niobium; forms as blue, indigo and purple crystals with a soft, metallic sheen; also called Azure Aura, Celestial Aura, and sometimes mistakenly “Tanzanite” Aura. It is, at times, referred to as Indigo Aura, though Indigo Aura is enhanced with Gold and Iridium. Tanzine Aura facilitates multi-dimensional balance and profound spiritual interconnection, believed to bring connection with Raziel, the Archangel of mysteries and esoteric knowledge. It opens and aligns the Soul Star and highest Crown Chakras, drawing cosmic energy into the physical body and to Earth. It is excellent for meditation, and enkindles a centered “no-mind” state that enhances sensual enjoyment of the world. Tanzine Aura offers deep spiritual comfort, dissolving emotional blockages and replacing them with unconditional love and the sense of being part of a greater soul group. Tanzine Aura is credited with regulating the pituitary, hypothalamus, and pineal glands bringing equilibrium to the system. It supports optimal metabolic and hormonal balance and good assimilation of minerals, resulting in physical and mental well-being. It is also thought to assist in all issues of the head and neck, including vision, memory, and age-related effects on the mind. It may be helpful in treating depression, ADHD, epilepsy, and brain damage after strokes, accident or viral infections.
The newly created “Aura” layer of these Quartzes is permanent and will not wash or rub off. It is, however, only on the surface, so using saws or grinders to facet or polish the crystal can cut through it and expose the original Quartz. Because of the process, Aura Quartzes can be brittle and should be handled with care. It should also be noted that some Aura Quartzes on the market are dyed, rather than alchemicalized, and should be purchased with caution, as some dyes can induce an adverse allergic reaction if worn on sensitive skin.
Angel, Opal and Rose Aura Quartzes are especially protective and uplifting during pregnancy, and are great to soothe morning sickness or fears associated with complications. Place on the womb to connect with baby, and keep as a calming stone during childbirth. Wonderful for single mothers during pregnancy and first years of baby’s life to channel messages and knowledge from one’s angel guides.
Aqua Aura Quartz is a marvelous support stone for the career-minded, expanding the boundaries of possibility and transforming restrictions into new opportunities. A stone of effective communication, wear or carry Aqua Aura to break through closed doors, glass ceilings and written rules. It is considered particularly beneficial to those in the travel industry and in pharmaceutical research and development.
Rose and Ruby Aura Quartzes are ideal talismans of love, passion and self-esteem. They provide a special boost for writers of romantic fiction, and inspire those who work with fragrances, beauty products or services, modeling, hairstyling and fashion to help bring out the unique beauty and charisma of others in a way that enhances their self-image and confidence.
Sunshine Aura Quartz brings out the positive, bright side of any situation. Place in the center of a room, workspace, or social gathering to bring joy and laughter, success and enthusiasm. Also good for dispelling light in naturally dark or gloomy places, or for living in areas where the winters are long and days are dark for several months. Wear or carry Sunshine Aura to combat depression, pessimism or over-seriousness.
Tanzine Aura Quartz improves intuition, connecting with one’s inner source of knowledge, as well as the Akashic wisdom of humankind everywhere. It is a valuable crystal for mediums, especially trance mediums, clairvoyants, psychic investigators and paranormal researchers. It is also supportive of those who lead group meditations or guided visualizations, and for beginners in the psychic world to feel safe and protected.
Tanzine Aura Quartz is exceptionally good for dissolving negativity that has built up over many years from a mentally abusive relationship. It provides emotional and spiritual healing for kidnap victims, hostages after their release, those dealing with near-death experiences, and for anyone who has suffered a violent crime.
A cluster of Champagne Aura Quartz in the home not only beautifies the area, but acts as a center for spiritual harmony, even in the busiest households. It helps create a sacred space and attracts a protective household guardian or domestic angel.
Champagne Aura Quartz protects against negative spirit essences and entities, and is an excellent crystal to hold when helping someone who has been frightened by dabbling in dark magic out of curiosity, or unintentionally stirred a harmful spirit through experimentation. Keep a Champagne cluster on the central table during a séance to keep negative energies at bay.