Sunshine Aura Quartz
Sunshine Aura Quartz is not just the best way to carry a little sunshine in your pocket. It also has enlightening properties like...
Solar Plexus Chakra
Ranges from light lemonade to a ripe banana peel, all with a thin metallic sheen
Long columns of smooth shiny crystal with a glassy surface
4 / 10 Rarity
Discovered in First produced in labs sometime during the 1980s
Mined in Made in many countries across the world
Chinese name: 太陽石光環石英
What is Sunshine Aura Quartz?
Let's first clear something up because it's something that confused us when we found out about Sunshine Aura Quartz.
This is not another kind of naturally occuring Quartz.
It's just regular Clear Quartz... but it has been bonded with a blend of gold and platinum.
(The exact is ratio is Top Secret AKA "proprietary")
How crystals are bonded with precious metals is a topic for another article though.
To keep it simple, Sunshine Aura Quartz does have slightly different properties than true Quartz - because of the precious metals.
For example, while regular quartz resonates through all 7 chakras, the Sunshine Aura vibrates with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Which given it's color shouldn't be too much a surprise.
It's true that this crystal's properties and methods of care are pretty similar to Clear Quartz.
But you could say that about all the types of Aura Quartz.
We hope that our short "disclaimer" has helped you understand what Sunshine Aura Quartz actually is...
and what it isn't.
Hopefully the rest of the article can help you learn how to take care of your Sunshine Aura Quartz!
General Care for a Sunshine Aura Quartz
Like many types of quartz, this yellow stone scores an average 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
In simple terms that just means your other crystals might scratch it.
And it might scratch your other crystals too.
So unless you like scratched crystal... we recommend you seperate your rocks.
Don't just hide it in a closet though!
It might get sad being locked away.
And it will certainly get dusty.
Only one way to fix that...
How To Clean Your Sunshine Aura Quartz Crystal
Bubble baths and sunshine. What's better than that?
Isn't it bonded with gold & platinum?
Will soap hurt our precious metals?
Neither gold nor platinum are hurt by soap or even vinegar.
Which is good news because we don't want to hurt our crystal!
And since neither tumbled nor raw Sunshine Aura Quartz is harmed from a little bit of vinegar...
It's time for a bath!
...How do you give Sunshine Aura Quartz a vinegar bath?
It's easy as 1, 2, 3... (and 4)
- Fill a small, cute bowl with warm lemon juice or vinegar.
- Let your piece soak in its little tub for awhile.
- Use a soft cloth and polish your crystal.
- Rinse the stone well under warm water to get rid of the vinegar smell.
Will Your Sunshine Aura Quartz Fade?
There are a few crystals that fade in color because of sunlight.
Brazilian Amethyst, Sodalite, and Amazonite are a few examples.
Luckily, real Sunshine Aura Quartz will not fade in the sun.
It would be strange if it did! Sunshine is in it's name!
How to Charge Sunshine Aura Quartz
What makes a better pair to sunlight than moonlight?
To charge our Sunshine Aura gem we're going to let it soak in moonlight for a few hours.
Not only does this keep the balance between the Sun and Moon...
The platinum metallic sheen vibes well with the platinum moonlight too!
Check If Your Sunshine Aura Quartz Is Real
Surpsingly, your main concern shouldn't be whether or not your stone is fake.
It should be double checking you've not bought the wrong type of yellow crystal.
There are many yellow gemstones that share a similar look :
Citrine, Yellow Beryl, Yellow Topaz, Yellow Flourite, and Heliodor to name a few.
Once you're confident you haven't mixed up your gems, let's check you have real Sunshine Aura Quartz.
Start by touching your crystal.
Does it feel oddly cool to the touch?
That's a green flag!
But let's do a couple more tests.
How To Do a "Fog Test"
If you have a Sunshine Aura and want to confirm it’s authenticity... just breath on it.
Yes, it sounds weird we know... but it works!
Real Sunshine Aura stone will evaporate your breath in under a second.
But a fake will take up to 5 seconds to evaporate.
This test works because most fakes are made of glass, which holds moisture longer than the real stone.
How To Do a "Bubble Test"
The properties of lead glass have another flaw -- bubbles.
By examining your Sunshine Aura closely you can notice if there are any bubbles inside.
But remember, inclusions are not the same as bubbles!
Inclusions are tiny crystals trapped inside a bigger crystal, not pockets of air.
Because gemstones take so long to form, they might have tiny crystals inside -- but won't have air trapped inside.
On the other hand, a glass gemstone without ANY air pockets inside is simply unheard of.
Sunshine Aura Quartz Healing Properties
Sunshine Aura is a garish yellow crystal formed from gold and platinum.
Its energies are powerful and extremely active.
It activates and cleanses the solar plexus, releasing old emotional trauma and hurt.
At a spiritual level, Sunshine Aura is expansive and protective.
Physically, it helps relieve constipation on all levels and release toxins.
The Sunshine Aura Quartz base form in different types of rock around the world :
Quartz is naturally resistant to both physical and chemical damage.
Despite being bonded with metal, Sunshine Aura Quartz ranks an average 7 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
This crystal comes in many different shades of yellow: lemon yellow, golden yellow, and dark hues like sunflower yellow.
Although clear Quartz is extremely common, Sunshine Aura Quartz is not.
Now, we won't as far to say it's a precious or rare crystal of course. But it is more rare than regular quartz.
It's less common because bonding gold and platinum to the stone isn't really that profitable to do.
But that's great for us because buying them isn't that expensive!
Smaller stones of Sunshine Aura Quartz cost around $3 per carat.
While large, high quality crystals range from $5 - $10 per carat depending on the size and quality of the gemstones.