Why does Hematoid Quartz have so many different names? 

We like to keep things pretty simple over here so if you are interested, this is a nice short read. 

Hematoid Quartz is a member of the Quartz family, it's actually Quartz with Hematite inclusions. 

Hematite being a form of iron means the inclusions usually appear anywhere from a black to a deep rust or amber colour. Depending on the iron content the colour of the Quartz can also change.

Being that Hematoid Quartz can look so different depending on the number of inclusions it has many other names such as Fire Quartz, Golden Healer Quartz, Red Healer Quartz, Flame Quartz, Harlequin Quartz, Strawberry Quartz and I’m sure there are quite a few more. The name is chosen depending on the appearance of the crystal.


At this point, I can't get the phrase 'same same, but different' out of my head, I guess it seems very relevant.


For example, the picture below shows Strawberry Quartz and Fire Quartz, but they are both actually Hematoid Quartz. 


Strawberry Quartz Towers Next to Fire Quartz Towers

I think I know your next question...Do they all do the same thing?

As for the metaphysical side of things Hematoid Quartz is known to transform negative energy into positive. The hematite inclusions help to keep you grounded while the Quartz amplifies. It is a powerful healing crystal bringing balance to your mind, body and spirit.


Personally, I believe the energies are a little different depending on the type of Hematoid Quartz. My mind is now screaming 'same same, but different'.


So again, as an example here is Fire Quartz vs Strawberry Quartz from our crystal dictionary. 


FIRE QUARTZ (a form of Hematoid Quartz) is a stone of balance and focus. Fire Quartz will help you to recognise the difference between conscious response and subconscious reaction, this will allow you to gain control over your thoughts. It encourages you to remove negativity from your life; and calms anxiety, panic or hysterics. This will all lead to increased confidence and self-esteem as well as an overall more stable and balance energy. 

STRAWBERRY QUARTZ (a form of Hematoid Quartz) is known to soothe and guide. When holding this beautiful stone you can’t help but become filled with pure joy. It carries a peaceful energy that brings balance to your emotions. It encourages you to look deep inside yourself to find hidden, inner truths and understand your true purpose in life. 


Let me know if you feel different energies from different types of Hematoid Quartz, just leave a comment below.