Faden quartz can be easily identified by its 'stretch marks'! Fadens are usually flat (tabular) and often double terminated. At some stage during their growth the earth has moved or shifted, causing the crystals to get a stress-fracture, which subsequently heals over to leave a white mark within, which looks like cotton thread. Once again its uses are rather symbolic and Fadens can assist us in recovering from stressful incidents in our lives, or show us how to organise ourselves so that we are less stressed in how we live / what we do. They can also help with healing fractures of all kinds - whether of the mind, body, spirit or emotions. The clarity of the main body of the crystal helps bring in lots of Light and thus can also help to 'shed light' on whatever issues are being worked with. Fadens with their double terminated growth are also very good connectors, and can help reinforce our connections to people or places or to the realms of spirit.