Golden Rutile Rock Crystal (Quartz)

Most gemstones are prized for their clarity but with this gem it is preferred that there are plenty of inclusions.  Golden Rutile Rock Crystal.

Golden rutile quartz is rock crystal included (sometimes heavily) with golden rutile needles also known as 'Angel Hair'. Rutile (Titanium Dioxide) can come in a range of colours such as red, brown, green but the most prized is yellow which when inside a quartz host rock it appears to be fine, straight golden hairs hence it carries the name Angel Hair.

Strand of golden rutile 10mm beads on show at Gray Reid Gallery

Strand of golden rutile 10mm beads on show at Gray Reid Gallery

Alone or when set in yellow gold, golden rutile quarts is a beautiful natural gem which will make a great conversation piece as the rutile glistens and shines like gold suspended inside clear rock crystal.