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Well-polished Rutilated Quartz specimens of this size are exceptional, because of the difference in hardness between the two materials; because of the way rutile forms inside the quartz, this can be a difficult stone to attain a smooth surface without pits.
Rutile is a mineral that is made up largely of titanium dioxide; these naturally-incurring inclusions are sometimes called Venus hair, fleches d’amour or Cupid’s darts.
The pictures give an idea of view of the gemstone from various angles and lighting conditions. The last picture shows the detail on the back of the gem.
Being a quartz, this gem measures 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness and is regarded as being suitable for everyday wear in jewelry.