This is a beautiful Quartz pendant which displays a very well defined Faden inclusion. This piece also displays some lovely tabular formation crystals.
Faden quartz is the anglicized version of the German "Fadenquarz". "Faden" (pronounced "fah-den") means "thread" and refers to a white line that runs through the crystal.
Faden quartz forms in cracks in the host rock that widen slowly. If the crystal is attached to both walls of the opening, it might be ruptured when the crack continues to open. This rupture will heal again, so a single crystal is once again connected to both walls and the next cycle of widening, rupture and healing can start. The repeated rupturing and healing leaves a scar of liquid and gas inclusions in the crystal: a white thread, the faden. The faden can be seen best in crystals that grew parallel to the wall, because the speed of growth is usually larger along the crystals c-axis (from tip to tip). Initially the faden quartz might have been thin, but it gets wider as the crystal continues to grow and often assumes a platy shape.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Faden Quartz is one of the premier healing stones of the Quartz family. Perhaps because the stones themselves were “injured” (broken and re-healed) during their growth process, they carry the pattern of healing very strongly within their natural programming. Thus, when one moves into resonance with one of these crystals, one’s own capacity for healing is activated and/or reinforced. Faden Quartz crystals are highly programmable, making it possible to increase their potency as healing stones. Faden Quartz is ideal for consciousness expansion and accessing any of the higher vibrational planes. It is also well suited for those who wish to attune to the inner movements of the Earth. The Fadens ’ experience of past earth changes makes them ideal tools for those who seek information on current and future physical and vibrational shifts.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."