Rutile Quartz is a quartz variant with ingrown needles. The quartz can differ in color between clear colorless to gray / brown smoke quartz. Read more.
What is rutilated quartz?
Rutilated quartz is a quartz variety with intergrown needles. The quartz can vary in colour between bright colourless to grey/brown smoky quartz. The ingrown needles are of the mineral rutile. This is a Titanium oxide that usually has a golden colour, however, it can also be, silver, copper or black. With most stones, inclusions reduce the value of a crystal, but in the case of rutile quartz, it works the other way around!
Rutile takes different shapes and colours. From golden yellow to dark brown and from thick needles to thin hairs, whether clustered or not or as a star shape. The pattern is unique in every stone. Rutilated quartz is one of the few minerals that is so popular precisely because of its inclusions.
Rutile Quartz is an energetic mineral that can be used to extract a lot of energy. The stone can help in the decision-making process and is associated with happiness by reducing fears. Furthermore, this mineral provides inner peace and balance.