Updated July 16, 2023 by Alexandre Baillairge
Angel Aura Quartz, also known as Rainbow Aura, gleams with an iridescent symphony of rainbow colours that reflect light, similar to the spectral hues that dance on an angel's wing, hence the name.
This stone embodies a majestic blend of light blue, indigo, violet, pink, green, and yellow hues, all of which contribute to its ethereal allure.
Despite being man-made, Angel Aura Quartz is deeply entwined with spiritual realms, and the metaphysical properties of this crystal make it an instrument of serenity and expanded consciousness during meditation.
Although man-made, it is associated with the divine and ethereal realm. Meditating with the crystal can provide a calming, soothing, and awareness-opening effect to the mind and body.
Let's delve deeper into the physical properties, history, and lore of the captivating aura quartz crystals.
The Physical Properties of Rainbow Aura Quartz
Rainbow Aura's multi-coloured appearance is produced by treating Quartz crystals with titanium and gold in a process called chemical vapour deposition or CVD. In this process, Quartz is heated to about 600 to 1100 °C in a vacuum chamber to permanently bond titanium and gold atoms to the surface of the crystals. The result? An iridescence that gets even more dazzling when light shines on the crystal.
Rainbow Aura is highly durable, with a hardness rating of 7 on the Mohs scale. It can be transparent to opaque. It is produced in various parts of the world, including Brazil, China, and India.
The History of Rainbow Aura Quartz
For centuries, people have been trying to discover ways to manufacture gold and other elements. Among these attempts is to come up with a technique to meld crystals and metals together. Then scientists created CVD which perfectly binds the distinct physical and metaphysical properties of Quartz and high vibrational properties of titanium and gold. This led to the creation of Rainbow Aura Quartz. It is said that it was first produced in the US.
The Lore of Rainbow Aura Quartz
Rainbow Aura and other Aura Quartz crystals have been around since the 1980s. They've been widely used for jewelry making and alternative healing. As high-vibration crystals, Aura Quartz Crystals allegedly have the ability to expand consciousness and stimulate physical and spiritual healing.
In the world of metaphysical healing, practitioners would prefer to use natural and untreated stones. But Aura Quartz possesses synergistic properties that set it apart from other man-made crystals. This is why the crystal is widely used today in meditation.
Crystal users believe that Rainbow Aura can assist in communicating with the angels and spirit guides so one can receive divine wisdom. Carrying the crystal is believed to protect one from stress and negativity. Rainbow Quartz points are also used to charge and enhance the energy of other crystals.
The Metaphysical Properties of Rainbow Aura Quartz
The crystal is believed to induce a positive energy that lifts the mood and spirit. When used in meditation, it ushers one to a peaceful and serene state. Rainbow Aura also helps its user draw out and remember lessons from past incarnations, connecting one to their spirit-led purpose.
Rainbow Aura is linked to throat chakra. As such, it assists in boosting communication abilities, increasing ability to handle romantic relationships, properly nurturing and caring for family members, and improving one's overall well-being. Being a universal crystal, Rainbow Aura can be used to unblock and align all chakras. It is also beneficial in attuning spiritual energy with the physical body.
Note: There is no scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of mineral stones and crystals in treating ailments. All information published here is purely for educational purposes.
Scientists attribute the healing impact to the placebo effect that takes place when using stones and crystals. Holding stones and meditating with them is said to trigger the release of feel-good hormones (endorphins and dopamine) in the brain.
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