Considered an exquisite gift from nature, aurelia rutilated quartz brings to the forefront the great combination of clear quartz and aurelia rutile crystals.
Quartz makes up close to 12 percent of the earth's crust and occurs in a variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Auraelia rutilated quartz is a quartz crystal with needlelike rutile embedded in it. These needles can be red, silver or green. On rare occasions, they can even appear golden. Some stones feature delicate hair-like intersecting needles, while others sport clusters of thicker needles. As a major ore of titanium, rutile is also a metal used for high tech alloys. Rutilated quartz has earned various nicknames, including angelic hair, cupid's arrows and arrows of love. The name quartz and comes from the Saxon word "querklufterz," meaning ore. In Latin, "rutilus" means the color red.
LOCATION: Minas Gerias, Brazil
Rutilated quartz has sources in Brazil, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway and the United States. We procure its aurelia rutilated quartz from Brazil. While quartz is common all over the globe, sourcing the aurelia rutilated quartz can be difficult. According to industry insiders, the Minas Gerias in Brazil yields the best quality of this rare quartz.