What was once lost has now been found. We mean Rutilated Quartz — a crystal that spent most of its life being rejected. What we’ve come to learn about the icy quartz with a golden mix of materials is that it truly does contain its own special value and metaphysical properties. Today we’ll dive into what those are exactly. So if you are a Crystal Quartz lover, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity. On the other hand, if you have been feeling lost, rejected, distressed, or misaligned, you’ll surely connect with the Rutilated Quartz for several reasons. It’s a magnificent healer with an interesting history. Find out more about Rutilated Quartz, what it is, how it heals, and more.
What is Rutilated Quartz?
A bold combination of Quartz and yellow Rutile makes this stone quite unique. Together, these materials form the Rutilated Quartz. It is a form of Clear Quartz, essentially. As any crystal lover will note, Clear Quartz is a rock crystal known as the “Master Healer.” Its ice-like feature has been cherished and believed to be connected to the Divine for centuries.
Rutilated Quartz is dressed in golden yellow “needles” or hair-like growths throughout the Quartz. These golden strands are the Rutile, a titanium dioxide mineral that has large quantities of iron oxide.
If the content of iron oxide is quite high, the crystal may have red and great quantities of gold throughout. If the content of iron oxide is low, the strands can have a much darker appearance. These darker strands look like straw or hay and have been called by such names.
If the color is quite golden in the Rutile, this crystal looks like it has strands of hair. This is why this stone is sometimes referred to as “angel hair” in various languages. It can be curly, frizzy, or straight “hair.” It can also appear to form stars or crosses, spread parallel or diagonally, or be very packed or have sparse “hairs.” The options you’ll find in this unique stone are endless. Find a look that speaks to you on a deeper level!
As for specifications, Quartz is about a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it perfect for jewelry. The Rutile inside, however, is about a 6 on the hardness scale. Luckily, it is protected inside the Quartz, so you can enjoy the delicate beauty safe inside the harder Quartz crystal.
Rutile comes from the Latin term “Rutilus” which means red. When the material was studied, its primary color was deep red.
History of the Rutilated Quartz Crystal
While Quartz itself has a long-standing history as being a powerful healing tool, much revered by ancient civilizations, Rutilated Quartz has a more complicated history than that. For a long time, Rutilated Quartz was thrown away by sorters and miners. Most people only wanted stones with refined looks and anything “mixed” would be tossed aside. They wanted pure Quartz, not with the “swirls” inside!
It wasn’t until the 1950s or so that gem collectors began to take notice of this special Quartz. And so it finally found a place among the crystals we know and love today. The quirky quartz is mined wherever Crystal Quartz is mined — which is all over the world. You’ll often find it in Australia, India, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, and the US.
Its Metaphysical Healing Properties
When a stone contains two minerals, such as with Rutilated Quartz, the crystal contains the metaphysical powers of both stones! Here’s a look at some of the amazing things this quartz can do to help manifest your truest self.
Stimulate Illumination: This lustrous crystal is made to help your soul blossom! Said to be connected to the Divine, it can elevate your consciousness during meditation and guide you toward angelic realms. It will help stimulate your imagination and bring a profound sense of awareness as to your spiritual journey. Let it be your guide as you begin to trust and even enjoy the unknown.
Understand the Misunderstood: A crystal known for balance, it will help align your journey. This way, you can get things done more efficiently and become more organized. If you find yourself unsure of how to plan, then this is the stone for you! It works by getting to the root of problems so you can find the best plan to heal and balance your mind, body, and soul. Let it eliminate distress as you craft a meaningful course of action!
Chakra & Meditation Healings: Rutilated Quartz is a divine link between your Root and Crown chakra. This helps you get to the “root” of problems, as stated but also connects you to expand on these issues during meditation. Turn to Rutilated Quartz when you are unsure if it’s your Root or Crown chakra that is imbalanced or if you simply need more help with self-reliance. This stone can help with decision-making and bring concentration and clarity to your life. Let it be your spirit guide during meditation to heal the big-picture issues that are blocking your current path. Let the stone permeate white light as it reminds you that you are worthy and capable of steering and feel the warmth as it brings balance to your chakras.
Purification & Healing: Physically, Rutilated Quartz has been said to slow aging and speed healing. It stimulates cell regeneration and repairs of torn tissue. Historically, amputees would turn to this quartz to help with “phantom” pain. Rutilated Quartz can help with bronchitis and cleansing the blood.
Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
Who doesn’t want to enjoy the divine healing power of Crystal Quartz and the stimulating, harmonious energy of Rutile? Together, they make a gorgeous bright stone with golden strands that is wonderful to admire and easy to harness. Don’t be like the miners of the past and disregard this lovely crystal! Add it to your Quartz collection and turn to it then you are ready to expand your vibrations to a higher level, building a paradise of balance within your chakras! With colors and energy like that, it’s hard to not feel pure joy while in its presence.