Rutile Quartz

Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz which despite not being as ‘pure’ as more well-known quartz varieties, such as amethyst, are valued for their ‘inclusions’. These inclusions are needle-like strands which are often reddish or golden in appearance and it is these ‘rutiles’ from which the name derives.

Shapes

Round, Oval, Pear, Princess, Cushion, Marqui, Emerald, Square, Ascher, Cabochon