Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Natural
AA: colourless; eye visible golden Rutile needles; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Australia. Brazil, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United States
The beauty and texture of golden rutile needles frozen in clear quartz makes rutilated quartz an inviting gemstone whose warmth inspires creativity.
Gemstone mythology attributes healing powers to rutilated quartz, helping the wearer find stability and balance in life. It is also thought to improve relationships by enhancing communication.
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the beautiful web-work of rutile is representative of both the natural and the modern. Rutilated quartz offers a distinctive form of expression, as each gem is unique.