Rutilated Quartz Beads
Rutilated Quartz is also known as Venus Hair stone, because the fine needles of rutile resemble golden locks of a goddess! Our rutilated quartz gemstone beads come in a rainbow of translucent greens, golds, and reds, with inclusions of tiny needles of yellow, reddish brown, or dark rutile. Rutilated Quartz can be found around the world, but is commonly sourced from Austria and the United States.
Quartz often contains inclusions of other minerals. Rutile is a golden yellow to reddish brown mineral that is composed primarily of titanium dioxide. Quartz is a silicon dioxide, and the most common mineral in the Earth’s crust. Transparent quartz has a macrocrystalline structure, meaning crystals and grains are visible to the eye.
Many believe that rutilated quartz stones are associated with healing and purification.