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This is an untreated natural 17-carat Rutilated Quartz measuring 18.9 x 14.7 x 7.6 mm. This cabochon has been cut with a high dome and is very smoothly finished on both sides. The main body of the stone is transparent with numerous needles of red rutile concentrated on one end of the stone and fading gradually towards the other end. This gem would be an excellent focal with a setting of either bright gold or silver, or even contrasting against their darker counterparts, such as titanium or oxidized silver. It would be enchanting as a pendant or set in a bracelet, or even in a very striking statement ring.

The pictures give an idea of how the gemstone looks under various lighting conditions and different backgrounds. The last picture shows the detail on the back of the gem.

Due to the difference in hardness between the two materials, and because of the way rutile forms inside the quartz, Rutilated Quartz can be a difficult stone to attain a perfectly 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.

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.

Red Rutilated Quartz oval cabochon, natural gemstone 17 cts


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  • Material: natural red rutilated quartz gemstone
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