This elegantly displayed Rutilated Quartz piece has been polished on every side to highlight the golden color rutile within the quartz
Measurements: Quartz is ~ 4-3/4" tall x 3-3/4" wide x 2-1/2" deep With stand, the entire piece is ~ 8" tall x 3-3/4" wide x 3" deep Location: Brazil
Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which contains needle inclusions of rutile. These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver or copper red. They can be distributed randomly or in bundles, which sometimes are arranged star-like, and they can be sparse or dense enough to make the quartz body nearly opaque. While otherwise inclusions often reduce the value of a crystal, rutilated quartz in fact is valued for the quality and beauty of these inclusions. Rutile is one of the few sources for titanium-dioxide in nature. Named from the Latin word for red, If you choose to believe in the metaphysical power of the stone both Quartz and Rutile are strong amplifiers.