3560 – Quartz crystal bracelet belonging to Julia Pearce
- Physical description:
- Bracelet of clear, glassy, quartz crystal chips, strung on elastic thread.
- Museum classification:
- Modern Witchcraft
- Bracelet diameter 70mm, 8mm thick
Part of a collection of gemstone jewellery that belonged to Julia Pearce. She also had several books on the magical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones, now in the museum library.
Quartz has been thought to have magical properties since ancient times. It has been used for scrying (and therefore associated with contact with spirits) since the Middle Ages. For a quartz scrying crystal, see 264. For other examples of quartz crystal in the Museum, see 81, 325, 339, 3469.