Quartz, with a chemical composition of silicon dioxide, is one of the most widely distributed minerals in the earth’s crust. It’s form is hexagonal, prismatic and crystalline, and it has a hardness of 7. Quartz comes in a variety of colors and forms including amethyst, citrine, ametrine, and rose quartz. It is a gemstone often taken for granted because of its affordability.
Rutilated quartz is valued because of its inclusions, which are patterns of rutile appearing like golden needles. The inclusions, which can be strikingly beautiful, make each piece completely unique.