Rutilated Quartz is a transparent type of Quartz that has natural needle-like Rutile inclusions. Rutile means "reddish" in Latin, and typically the Rutile embedded is reddish but can also be golden, silvery, or very rarely, greenish. Rutilated Quartz sits at a 7 on the Mohs Scale.
The pale yellow color of the stone and the golden colored inclusions stand out very well against the sterling silver making the Quartz the star of this piece.
Quartz in general is a great energizer and healer, and all stones in the Quartz Family are associated with healing. Rutilated Quartz in particular is said to amplify your thoughts to help you identify feelings, as well as for use during meditation for assistance in setting and maintaining intention.
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