Rutilated Quartz Crystals
Rutile Quartz Tumbled Stones
Superior grade rutilated quartz tumbled stones carefully chosen by the team at Stone Mania. Also known as rutile quartz, this stone is quartz included with the mineral rutile. There are hundreds of different varieties of included quartz but tourmaline and rutile tend to be the two that most people are familiar with.
Although golden coloured rutile tends to be the most common, the colour of this mineral can vary from pale yellow to a rich orange or reddish brown and can even be black. Black rutile inclusions are often confused for tourmaline and stones can be incorrectly labelled as black tourmaline.
When rutile which is made up primarily of titanium dioxide penetrates the mineral quartz, the shape of the crystals are usually acicular. This term describes a crystal which is long, slender and needle-like. These inclusions grow naturally within the quartz over millions of years and tend to resemble fine strands of hair. For this reason rutilated quartz is sometimes referred to as Venus hair stone or Cupid's darts. The name sagenite was once used but today is virtually obsolete.
The colour of rutilated quartz is caused almost entirely by the colour of inclusion itself. Stones can feature just a few hair-like strands or can be jam-packed to the point where the quartz is almost completely opaque.
A curious and fascinating stone, these rutilated quartz crystals are exceptionally tactile and are a must-have for any collection of polished rocks and minerals. As with all tumbled stones in our collection, they come in a colourful protective pouch.
Our rutilated quartz tumbled stones are available in small and medium sizes although the exact size does vary slightly from piece to piece.
Save 10% on 5 Rutilated Quartz Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 2.4 - 12
Size Range (cms) : 1.8 - 3.3