This wire wrapped rutilated quartz pendant is made with a genuine earth-mined powerful crystal, sterling silver wire, and lots of love. Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz with needle-like (acicular) inclusions of rutile.
The name rutile was first introduced by the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1800. The term “rutile” comes from the Latin word for red, “rutilus”, as the mineral’s primary color is a rich red as shown in the photo above-left. The mineral can present in prismatic or acaicic (needle-like) habit. It contains titanium dioxide and typically occurs as acaicic crystals. These inclusions usually appear golden, but they can also be silver, copper-red or deep black.
In some gems such as ruby and sapphire, reflections
of light from a network of fine rutile crystals will produce a beautiful “star” of light on the surface of the gem. Rubies and sapphires with this star are known in the trade as “phenomenal gems”, and the phenomenon of the star is known as “asterism”. See the adjacent photo of a light blue star sapphire named “The Star of India”.
The most important sources for Rutile lie in the west African nation of Sierra Leone. This small country produces over 30% of the world’s supply of Rutile annually. Other countries such as Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, and South Africa are also important contributors. Apparently, it is also found in Shooting Creek, two hours west of us. Road trip!
Meaning of Rutilated Quartz
Because rutilated quartz is composed of both rutile and quartz, it contains the healing properties and benefits of both.
Abridged meaning of Rutile: A very powerful high-frequency stone, rutile enhances and accelerates every aspect of your life. In other words, it amplifies.
Abridged meaning of Crystal Quartz: Alignment and healing. Crystal quartz clears the mind, body, and spirit of clutter.
The combined energy of these stones is so intense that actually channels divine inspiration. It is also reputed to aid in manifesting all the positive desires of the holder. Rutilated quartz fosters clarity of thought, fuels spiritual creativity, promotes greater insight, and guides decisive action.
The artistry and flair of this wrap with a truly stunning gemstone is sure to turn a head. This unique piece measures 1-1/8″ wide x 1-3/8″ high including the bail.
Blessings as you travel on your journey. It is our hope that you will find healing and joy by wearing this wire wrapped rutilated quartz pendant. May it bring you as much pleasure as it did Elizabeth when she wrapped it. Thanks for looking, and feel free to email us with any questions.
All products are lovingly wrapped in a box with a raffia bow, similar to this one. We will be happy to add a personalized note if we are shipping directly to your loved one, just let us know when ordering.