Sunfire orange quartz is a vibrant stone known for its intense red-orange hue. This gemstone brings the neon blaze of a fiery sunset to your jewelry wardrobe.
The earth's crust is made up of nearly 12 percent quartz, making quartz the most abundant single mineral on earth. Quartz comes in a variety of hues and has been in circulation for thousands of years. The name quartz comes from the Greek "krystallos" meaning ice and "querklufterz," a Saxon word meaning cross-vein ore. Sunfire quartz is the red-orange macrocrystalline variety of quartz, similar to clear quartz, but with a very vibrant orange that is not commonly found in natural gemstone. This gemstone's color ranges from deep red-orange to fairly light orange, similar to the pulp of the fruit itself. This rare, neon-orange color is the result of iron fibers contained within the stone. Sunfire quartz is a fine transparent gemstone that sparkles brilliantly as light passes through it uninterrupted. This stunning gem is best viewed in daylight, especially during the moments just after sunrise and before sunset. Natural, non-treated Sunfire quartz is extremely rare and expensive, which hampers its use in the jewelry industry. However, we are able to offer our customers treated Sunfire orange quartz by developing a unique coloring process and applying it to high quality clear quartz crystals. After color treatments, this variety of quartz may be converted into a doublet, a process that secures the colored stone under a protective natural crystal cap. This new two-layered stone is more resistant to impact and scratching than the original solid stones. Because of its highly involved process, few retailers can afford to offer this unique variation of quartz. The neon red-orange color is hard to come by naturally. Sunfire orange quartz is a more affordable variety that we are excited to offer to our loyal customers.
We source quartz gemstones from Minas Gerais, Brazil. This area is known to produce some of the highest quality clear quartz gems in the world. The quartz then undergoes treatments to produce its vibrant color and finish the stone.
This stone can also be found in Africa, Madagascar, India, and Arkansas. However, the best quality and most brilliant natural clear quartz crystals are found in Brazil.