Tourmalinated Quartz Pendant
This tourmalinated quartz ladies pendant features a polished cabochon and has been crafted exclusively for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting.
Tourmalinated quartz is a gemstone that's not seen that often in jewellery and nice quality cabochons in this size are few and far between. A distinctive variety of quartz which exhibits inclusions of black tourmaline, it's often incorrectly referred to as rutilated quartz or black rutile but both names are inaccurate because the mineral inclusion in tourmalinated quartz is as its name suggests, tourmaline and not rutile.
As fascinating as tourmalinated quartz may be, it's not particularly rare and tourmaline is one of the most common inclusions that's found in quartz. The black needle-like crystals are what makes each piece so unique and whilst some gemstones can feature just a few inclusions of rutile, others can be absolutely jam packed.
When using the finest grades of tourmalinated quartz in jewellery gemstones tend to be small and faceted and whilst we do have some pieces available, they have not yet been added to our website.
This tourmalinated quartz makes a superb ladies pendant but it's the only piece that we have featuring a cabochon.
Weight (grams): 30.8
Size (cms): 4.4 x 3.2