The name "faden" comes from the German word for fiber. It is surmised that this white string or fiber was created during the growth process of the crystal after being fractured by the earth's movement, healed and regrown.
Faden quartz is an important healing crystal and can be programmed to assist in healing specific complaints. It tends to hold its charge for long periods of time and can be programmed for multiple uses - healing, chakra balancing, protection.
Faden quartz is often used to: