Crackle Quartz Keychain



Crackle quartz is a crystalline quartz that has been intentionally fractured by people. They usually heat rock crystal or slightly translucent quartz to a high temperature, then suddenly quench it in cold water. The shock of sudden cooling causes a network of tiny fractures to propagate through the quartz.

If dye is added to the quenching water, it will enter any surface-reaching fractures and flow, by capillary action, deep into the quartz. The deep penetration of dye produces a rich color in the quartz.

The result is a transparent colored stone that sparkles when it is moved under bright light. The sparkles are produced as light enters the stone, strikes an internal fracture surface, and reflects back to the eye of the observer.

Many people enjoy crackle quartz because of its bright colors and the sparkles that it emits when handled or worn in jewelry and keychains.

Tumbled stones are the most common item made of crackle quartz. The quartz is tumbled and polished before the quench crackling is done. Quartz that had first been crackled would not survive the tumbling process without breaking.

Crackle quartz is often used to make wire-wrapped and other types of jewelry. Sometimes crackle quartz is sold in the rough, often as dyed crystal segments. These can be less appealing than tumbled stones because they often have sharp edges and surface-reaching fractures caused by the quench crackling process.

Carry this Colorful Sparkle Keychain to call heart healing, openness, and optimism into your life and beyond. However you choose to work with this offering, may it serve you well.

This listing is for one (1) Crackle Quartz Keychain (about 1-2”). Our colors of quartz include red, orange, yellow, teal, blue, purple, and pink. Yours will arrive lovingly parceled and ready for enjoyment!

Why we love this: These key chains are a great addition to your pocket and are fun to show off to your friends and family! They shine beautifully in the sun and can easily light up a room! These assorted sparkle quartz key chains are luminous and will quickly become your favorite go-to for gift giving.