· 1) Jewelry and gemstones. For centuries, quartz has been used in jewelry production and as gemstones. The hard, polishable, crystalline and durable nature of quartz make it an excellent material for this purpose. The varieties of quartz popularly used as jewelry and gemstones include Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, rose quartz, Aventurine, and Opal.
Gold in quartz is one of the most collectable forms of natural gold. Unlike gold dust and nuggets, gold bearing quartz is still encased in the quartz rock, creating a natural high contrast display of beautiful gold with white quartz. Mineral collectors will gladly pay many times the gold value for certain specimens.