Posted by Imperial Harvest on 12 June 2020

3 Attributes of Imperial Harvest Crystals

Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins 

Crystals are naturally occurring rock formations valued for their unique shape, texture and luminosity. For centuries, they have been a keystone in the art of Imperial Feng Shui.

Imperial Feng Shui masters have collectively identified the idiosyncrasy of the crystals, observing how these magnificent creations of Mother Nature radiate powerful auspicious energy.

But there are two types of crystals: natural and man-made. High-quality natural crystals are extremely rare. They are formed in the wild – in caves or underground – over a long period of time.

Some natural crystals are as old as 4 billion years. On the other hand, man-made crystals are usually created in a lab, as a result of mixing quartz, sand and minerals. These artificial crystals do not have any Feng Shui properties.

Based on Imperial Feng Shui principles, Imperial Harvest-grade crystal is the authentic method used to activate the water star (wealth star) position to usher in wealth and prosperity. The Imperial Harvest-grade crystal plays a vital role in helping you to adjust and enhance the Qi in your surroundings. Placing these crystals in the auspicious water star position will empower you and your family with opportunities and an abundance of wealth and prosperity.

What makes an Imperial Harvest-grade crystal then? Here are some key indicators to look out for.

1. Only the Top 3 Clarity Grades

Clarity refers to the degree of transparency of the crystal. The level of impurities and imperfections also determines the clarity grading of the crystal.

The clarity of an Imperial Harvest crystal can be categorised into three levels of quality: ‘Internally Flawless’, ‘Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1)’ and ‘Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS2)’.

These are the three highest grades of crystal clarity in the world – only these crystals certified as such are deemed worthy of the Imperial Harvest name.

Internally Flawless

No inclusions, imperfections are only visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification. These crystals are extremely rare.

Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1)

There will be one minor inclusion within the crystal of this grade but only visible under 10x magnification or more.

Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS2)

There will be minor inclusions within a crystal of this grade but only visible under 10x magnification or more.

2. Only All-Natural, Top 3 Colour Grades

Imperial Harvest-grade crystals are all-natural, meaning they have never been artificially treated to remove any blemish or change the colour.

The highest-quality crystals are colourless, while those of lower quality have a noticeable pale yellow hue.

The Gemological Institute of American (GIA) colour scale for crystal is the leading industry standard of crystal colour grading.

There are six categories on the GIA crystal chart, with colour grades that range from absolutely colourless to light in colour. Crystals rated D are devoid of colour and very rare, whereas F- and G-graded colour crystals are near colourless. Z-graded crystals have the most prevalent light yellow / brown hue.

In other words, the later the alphabet, the lower the colour grade is. The lower the colour grade, the more noticeable the pale yellow hue.

Colourless Crystal Vs. Coloured Crystals

However, not all coloured crystals are of low quality. In fact, crystals that contain red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or purple hues can be even more valuable than white crystals!

These are known as Naturally-Occuring Coloured Crystals. Only one in every 10,000 crystals possesses natural colours. Coloured crystals are graded on a separate colour scale. The more intense the colour, the rarer and more valuable the crystal.

Colourless Crystals – Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is colourless and transparent – a result of the crystals growing with very little or no contact with their host rock.

99% of the clear quartz in the market is tainted with impurities and hues of faint colours.  These clear quartz crystals are treated using heat or gamma-irradiation to induce colour. Imperial Harvest only offers the top 1% of the world’s natural clear quartz crystals.

Physical Properties of Clear Quartz:

  • Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
  • Specific gravity: 2.6 to 2.7
  • Mohs hardness: 7

Coloured Crystals: Smoky Quartz 

The smoky colour is a result of natural irradiation of silicon dioxide that creates the free silicon, giving it a natural brown smoky colour. 99.5% of the smoky quartz are opaque or semi-translucent. Imperial Harvest only offers internally flawless-grade to VVS2 quality Smoky Quartz.

Physical Properties of Smoky Quartz:

  • Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
  • Specific gravity: 2.6 to 2.7
  • Mohs hardness: 7

Coloured Crystals: Citrine

Citrine is one of the rarest crystals in the world. 97% of the citrines available in the market are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartz. Imperial Harvest offers only natural citrine that derives its brilliant fancy yellow colour from natural ferric mineral present in quartz.

Physical Properties of Citrine:

  • Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
  • Specific gravity:  2.66 (+0.03/-0.02)
  • Mohs hardness: 7

Coloured Crystals: Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is one of the most prized crystals in the world. Rose quartz derives its pinkish hue from trace amounts of titanium, iron and manganese. Only less than 5% of Imperial Harvest-grade crystals are rose quartz.

Physical Properties of Rose Quartz:

  • Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
  • Specific gravity: 2.66 (+0.03/-0.02)
  • Mohs hardness: 7

Coloured Crystals: Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which contains natural acicular (needle-like) inclusions of rutile. These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black. Imperial Harvest only offers full rutilated quartz.

Physical Properties of Rutiliated Quartz:

  • Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
  • Specific gravity: 2.63 – 2.7
  • Mohs hardness: 7

3. Brilliant Cut and Savoir Faire 

One of the most defining characteristics of an Imperial Harvest crystal is its cut. The cut not only determines its overall aesthetics, but also its strategic purpose.

Every Imperial Harvest crystal is cut and carved accordingly to Master David’s design sketches.

Brilliant Cut

The brilliant cut technique is rigorously researched by Master David and his team of trained and experienced artisans to provide maximum light return from the surface of the crystal.

The technique takes into account the unique refraction index and reflection properties of natural crystals to showcase the brilliance of Imperial Harvest-grade crystal.

Savoir Faire

From its birth to it finally being mounted on its sandalwood stand, each Imperial Harvest crystal is imbued with the deft touch of our trained, dedicated artisans whose skills are acquired from generations passed.

The connoisseur crystal has an elaborate, jewel-like finish performed entirely by hand, with ingenuity, vigilance, and respect no machine on Earth can replicate – which is why Imperial Harvest stands unmatched in its field.

Every single detail is taken into account to achieve the best possible result. All elements of an Imperial Harvest Crystal (including the sandalwood stand) are immaculately finished.

Your expert consultants are on hand to help you find the perfect Imperial Harvest treasure, book a complimentary consultation or contact us at +65 91221826

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For prospective clients:
Imperial Harvest
402 Orchard Road
Delfi Orchard #02-07/08
Singapore 238876

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Singapore 238876

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