Rutilated Quartz

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Rutilated Quartz is a very interesting variety from the Quartz mineral family, generally colorless or with some yellowish brown tone, it distinguish by other colorless quartz gemstone duo to its clarity that includes golden rutile needles also called Venus hair, that in some occasion can form a star pattern. Usually Rutilated Quartz is cut into cabochon, but it can be also faceted or shaped into beads and slices. Inclusions and their pattern are the most important thing in this kind of gemstones, sometimes rutile needles can create a chatoyancy effect and make the gemstone more attractive and expensive. Sometimes, rutilated quartz may be included by black needles (tourmalinated) or other type of inclusions that can bring to the gemstone different colors.

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