Tourmalinated Quartz Pendant
Tourmalinated quartz pendant featuring an eye-catching polished cabochon. Crafted by hand by one of a small team of skilled artisans exclusively for Stone Mania, the setting for this ladies pendant is fine sterling silver.
Tourmalinated quartz is a relatively unknown gemstone that's not seen that often in jewellery and nice quality stones in this size are few and far between. A variety of the mineral quartz which exhibits inclusions of black tourmaline, it's often incorrectly referred to as rutilated quartz or black rutile both of which are incorrect because the mineral inclusion in tourmalinated quartz is as its name suggests, tourmaline not rutile.
As fascinating as tourmalinated quartz may be, it's not particularly rare and tourmaline is one of the most common inclusions found in quartz. The black needle-like crystals make each piece unique and whilst some gemstones can feature just a few strands of rutile others can be 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 of these pieces available, they have not yet been added to our website.
This tourmalinated quartz makes a superb ladies pendant but it is the only piece that we have featuring a cabochon.
Weight (grams): 30.8
Size (cms): 4.4 x 3.2