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Gold Rutilated Quartz cabochon gemstone 32.65 cts

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A very striking 32.65-carat Gold Rutilated Quartz pear-cut cabochon from Africa, measuring 24.5 x 19.3 x 9.3 mm. The main body of the stone is translucent, with large needles of golden rutile clustered attractively on both faces of the cabochon. The entire piece is very smoothly polished on both sides, with no pits marking the surface of the stone. This gem would be an excellent focal in a pendant, a bracelet, a statement ring or a brooch, against a setting of either gold or silver or their darker counterparts, such as titanium or oxidized silver.

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.

Gold Rutilated Quartz cabochon gemstone 32.65 cts


  • Materials: gold rutilated quartz, untreated natural gemstone
  • Ships worldwide from Southampton, United Kingdom
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