Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Irradiation
AA: Light to medium orangy yellow; eye clean; good cut; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay
Created by irradiating clear quartz, honey quartz ranges from an almost sunny yellow through rich gradations to a deep golden honey hue. When well cut and properly illuminated, it reveals a variety of golden shades. Honey quartz compliments a wide array of fashion palettes and moves effortlessly from one season to the next.