Almost a deep citrine this beautiful Smokey Quartz crystal point is a rare find. Beautiful golden brown color and pretty rainbows make this crystal special.
Size: 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1"
Rutilated Quartz is a transparent Quartz with Rutile inclusions that are in fact hairlike mineral growths. The Rutile inclusions range from thin, sparse, and parallel, to thick, dense, and crisscrossed, and everything in-between. Each Rutilated Quartz gemstone is unique in its pattern of Rutile inclusions.
Rutile has a metallic-adamantine luster, and can be reddish brown, gold, yellowish, silver, black, bluish, or violet. Rutile derives its name from the Latin rutilus, red, in reference to the deep red color observed in some specimens. Small rutile needles present in gems are responsible for "star" sapphires, "star" rubies and other "star" gems, an optical phenomenon known as asterism.
Smoky quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz. It ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray crystal that is almost opaque. It comes in every shade of brown, from a light tan to nearly black.
Sunglasses with flat, thin panes of smoky quartz, were used in China in the 12th century. The dark glasses were worn by Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions during court proceedings! In Scotland, smoky quartz from the Cairngorm mountain range in the Scottish Highlands was used in jewelry and the stones accordingly were called Cairngorms.
Smokey Quartz is a birthstone for the zodiac signs of Scorpio and Capricorn. It is said to be a powerful grounding gemstone. It stimulates and balances all chakra centers, particularly the root chakra.