Clay’s Oval Rutilated Quartz Pendant
Clay’s oval rutilated quartz pendant is an eye-catching piece. Rutilated quartz jewelry is a popular option for everyday wear.
Hanging from a gold chain creates a glowing effect complimented by the golden rutile inside the clear quartz. However, some days you may prefer it on a leather cord. You’ll appreciate the subtle sophistication of this piece on those days when you’re not in a bling-y mood. The rutile in this clear quartz are long and slender golden, yellow straw-like crystals with a mirror-like quality.
What is Rutilated Quartz?
First off, rutile composed of titanium dioxide, forms inclusions within other minerals. Quartz being one of its most common hosts. Therefore, we get the name rutilated quartz.
But rutile occurs in other materials like amethyst or citrine and some people like it in smokey quartz. Consequently, we get names like rutililated citrine too. However, all that being said, clear quartz shows off the rather silky, metallic qualities of the rutile best. Allowing it to display its eye-catching qualities.
Rutile can occur as sparse scattered needles to thick dense looking fibers making the stone look almost opaque. Quite often exhibiting chatoyancy, a metallic shimmer you see when you move the stone. And although the rutile in this pendant pops with golden yellows that’s not always the case. Other examples range from dark reds, reddish-browns, metallic grays, orange-reds and golden to straw yellows.