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Rutilated Quartz Meaning

Red Rutilated Quartz from Brazil

If you are looking to learn more about the properties of, and rutilated quartz meaning then read on! I'll also cover what rutilated quartz typically looks like (like the different colors rutile can have) and a bit more on its history.

What does Rutilated Quartz look like?

Rutilated Quartz is a Clear to Smoky Quartz crystal with “Rutile” lines running inside of it. Rutile is a titanium dioxide mineral that sometimes contains a large amount of iron oxide. These Rutile lines or ‘rods’ are inclusions that look like hairs or needles and are gold, yellow, brown, silver or reddish in color for the most part, but can be a variety of hues. This crystal is smooth, glass-like, and will break in a conchoidal pattern (circular breaks that look like ripples in water). Additionally, this crystal is generally transparent but can look opaque if there are considerable Rutile needles inside the stone or if there are other inclusions such as iron.

Silver Rutile in Quartz

Rutile is highly refractive and disperses more than most minerals; because of this, it almost always creates these long, thin streaks of what looks like gold embedded into the crystal. These streaks will differ in size, density, structure, and tint. Rutile Quartz is also referred to as “Fleches D’amour” and “Cupid’s Darts.”

Rutilated quartz can grow in raw clusters, but is often polished into points or tumbles in order to really show off the rutile lines.

Gold Rutile in Quartz Bracelet

Rutilated Quartz Meaning

Rutilated Quartz is believed to lift spirits, expel negative energy, boost inspiration, and stimulate spiritual creativity. This crystal is very popular amongst individuals who practice feng shui because it is thought to bring wealth. These individuals feel that wearing the stones as jewelry while at their place of work is quite effective.

Black Rutile in Quartz

More about Rutilated Quartz

Because the Quartz and Rutile are different types of minerals, Rutilated Quartz is not just one harness level. The Quartz rates a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale and the Rutile rates a 6-6.5.  Rutile CAN grow outside of quartz and can often be very fragile in this formation.


Chakra: Solar Plexus

Rutilated Quartz Localities: Russia, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA.



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