Rutilated Quartz is a particularly unusual and fascinating gemstone which is a variety of Included Quartz. One of the most common inclusions to be found in Quartz is Rutile. These needle-like crystals can be thick or thin, pale gold to rich orangey brown and arranged in dense or sparse patterns. They look like fine golden hair inside gemstone and often form fascinating and complex patterns. They have been known to be referred to as Venus hair or Cupid's darts.
Inclusions are not uncommon within Quartz and there are literally hundreds of different varieties. They can either be other minerals, air, water, tar, petroleum and in the case of Amber, even insects.
Rutile is a titanium dioxide mineral which grows within the Quartz. The difference in hardness between the two materials and also because of the way the Rutiles grow, means the surface of Rutilated Quartz is often pitted.
When used in crystal healing, Rutilated Quartz is reputed to be particularly energizing helping to get energy moving on all levels. It assists with mental focus and attracts love as well as stabilizing relationships. Emotionally Rutilated Quartz is helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues and hang-ups and can also help to diminish fear and is excellent at assisting with decision making processes. It can ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness. Rutilated Quartz is often used for meditation, spiritual communication and dream work and is particularly effective for seeking higher spiritual experiences and meditation on feminine ideas. It is beneficial for food disorders, the immune system and regeneration of tissue, fatigue, depression and respiratory illness, stability of all physical systems and general health and absorption of nutrients from food. In general this gemstone is considered to hold excellent healing properties.
Although predominantly mined in Brazil, Rutilated Quartz can also be found in Australia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan and the United States.
Although sometimes referred to as Sagenite, the name Rutilated Quartz is most commonly used.
|← Ruby Zoisite||Sapphire →|