Rutilated Quartz - Golden - Joopy Gems

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Rutilated Quartz - Golden

This is the most fascinating material; clear quartz included with golden rutile that has crystallised into needles. The patterns on each stone are unique, ranging from fine masses of needles (angel hair), to thick, coarse needles that always resemble, to my eye at least, pieces of straw. Needles may be aligned and parallel, in patterns or randomly criss-crossed; they may be fine or dense. Technically this is known as 'sagenitic quartz', or 'sagenite' but I don't think most people know what that is! These stones offer infinite possiblities for striking and orginal designs.