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Rutilated Quartz Point 4.6cm
Rutilated Quartz crystal for sale from Brazil.
This included quartz piece measuring 4.6cm tall is extraordinarily bright and vibrant, and displays gorgeous, colourful patterns and copper rutile inclusions and shimmering mica inclusions.
The polished stone demonstrates a sharp point at its tip and a carefully cut base, allowing the crystal to stand upright.
What Is Rutilated Quartz Made Of?
Rutilated Quartz is formed from a mixture of mineral inclusions and Quartz.
Chemicals included in the stone's composition are silicon dioxide which forms the Quartz, and titanium dioxide which forms the rutile needles.
Rutilated Quartz primarily includes delightfully transparent Clear Quartz.
This bright crystal base provides a window through which you can see into the crystal and the stunning formations within.
Rutile needles lace across each-other in mesmerising patterns inside this unique crystal.
In this specific gem, the thin needles are a magnificent copper colour. Each copper rutile needle is shiny and vibrant.
The needle-like inclusions found in this type of quartz inclusion vary widely in colour from piece to piece of Rutilated Quartz.
High iron content in rutile needles leads to golden, orange, and red shades, like the copper hue observed in this piece.
Low iron content in the matrix causes black rutile needles to form.
Other Mineral Inclusions
Inclusions in Quartz are rarely all the same: often there are a range of different inclusions of minerals.
Mica inclusions are present in this specific piece, adding to its individuality. The mica lends speckles of sparkling silver to this tapestry of colour.
Where Does Rutilated Quartz Come From?
Rutilated Quartz is found in Titanium ores all over the world, but the main sources currently are in Madagascar and Brazil.
How Is Rutilated Quartz Formed?
When the Quartz crystal was growing, minerals built up and were surrounded by the Quartz.
These minerals, which are sometimes too delicate to survive by themselves, were consequently completely protected by the Quartz.
This process has resulted in the piece shown here, whose copper rutile inclusions are enshrouded by the Clear Quartz.
Rutilated Quartz Crystal Healing Powers
The transparent, clear variety of Quartz is renowned for its range of powerful crystal healing properties and is purported to have a highly cleansing aura.
Rutile inclusions in this Quartz piece are said to lend more properties to the stone, and to improve one's awareness of and connection to the world, as well as exuding a positive, calming energy.
When used with other crystals, Rutilated Quartz is said to be able to amplify their healing powers.
What Are The Rutilated Quartz Chakras?
As an amplifier of energy in the crystal healing world, Rutilated Quartz is associated with energy healing in all of the chakras.
However, this stone is particularly associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, where it can be used to enhance will-power and focus when following one's ambitions.
Polished Quartz Crystals
This hand-polished quartz piece shimmers and shines with colour.
Our team of talented artisans have worked hard to cut the rough natural stone into a sleek pointed shape.
The artisans have then painstakingly polished this piece to enhance the glimmering lustre of its faces.
The high polish has enhanced the clarity of the Quartz and the striking contrast between the sharp, straight rutile needles and the spectacular transparent backdrop.
Other Names For Rutilated Quartz
Rutilated Quartz goes by many other names in the crystal world.
Due to the needles' resemblance to strands of hair, this stone has been dubbed in some circles as 'Venus Hair Stone'.
Quartz with golden-coloured rutile needle inclusions is sometimes called 'Angel Hair Quartz' because the gold rutile needles are said to look like angel's hair.
How To Take Care Of Rutilated Quartz
Although rutile and quartz have different levels of hardness on the Mohs scale (rutile ranks at 6-6.5 on the scale whilst quartz ranks at 7), both minerals are relatively hard and durable and therefore this stone is quite tough.
Care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface, especially the delicate pointed tips, which can easily chip if not handled carefully.
Rutilated Quartz Collections
This wonderfully tactile Rutilated Quartz piece is ideal for a collector or a healer, or as a gorgeous display piece in the home.
As Rutilated Quartz is getting more difficult to obtain, it would be a wise idea to snap this stunning piece up now!