Quartz, Rutilated (Gold/Rough)


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Find the root of problems and efficient resolve them.

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Let Rutilated Quartz illuminate the Light of your soul!

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Healing Properties of Rutilated Quartz

Spiritual: Rutilated Quartz infuses our spirit with an incredibly pure vibration of Light and Joy.  It encourages us to step into our own Spiritual Greatness, and to not stay ‘little’ when the Divine longs for us to play ‘big.’  Rutilated Quartz enhances psychic and intuitive gifts, and gives strength to long-distance energy readings and healing.  It can similarly be used to amplify manifestation, helping us to proclaim to the Universe, loud and clear, whatever we most desire.  Rutilated Quartz increases our conscious connection to our Angel Guides and reminds us that we are divinely protected.  This stone is particularly helpful for therapists and other healers who spend the majority of their working hours around people with heavy or negative energy.  Rutilated Quartz filters the negative energy so that it cannot attach to the healer, while simultaneously supporting each client to find new epiphanies. Rutilated Quartz is attuned to ALL the Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus and Gemini. It is connected to the element of Storm and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Rutilated Quartz has a very hopeful energy that brings peace to our hearts and minds.  It is an anti-depressant crystal which can help us to feel less burdened and overwhelmed during trying times as well as in our regular daily life.  Rutilated Quartz  is a stone for new beginnings, and can help us to start new habits and projects that will bring us happiness.  It promises that new beginnings can happen with ease, and that we don’t need to struggle in order to grow. Rutilated Quartz stabilizes romantic relationships and helps us to feel emotionally balanced.  It encourages us to enjoy sex and to release negative beliefs about sexuality and sensuality.

Mental: Rutilated Quartz sharpens the memory making it an excellent study aid. It can also be used to help us remember our dreams, both the sleeping and the wakeful varieties.  Rutilated Quartz encourages us to stop procrastinating and start making our best dreams come true.  It encourages us to dream big, to build our castles in the sky and then figure out how to place a foundation underneath them.

Physical: Rutilated Quartz is used by metaphysical healers to treat “phantom pain” after amputations, to counter addictions and to reduce the power of PTSD. It is also said to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss.  Rutilated Quartz is believed to improve the digestive process and help the body absorb nutrients more effectively.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

***Rutilated Quartz has the same qualities as pure Rutile, however, the energy is magnified due to the presence of Clear Quartz.

Mineralogy of Rutilated Quartz

Gold Rutile
Rutilated Quartz (Bahia, Brazil)

Rock Type: Silicate  & Oxide Rock
Major Minerals: Quartz and Rutile

Color: Gold Rutile enclosed in transparent Quartz
Gravity: Varies, 2.65-4.2
Hardness: 7
Fluorescence: None
Texture: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to opaque


Location: The majority of Rutilated Quartz on the market comes from Brazil and Madagascar.  It has also been found in Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.  rutilated quartz mine locations

Rock Family: Rutilated Quartz is technically a rock, rather than a mineral. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In this case, Rutile is enclosed within Clear Quartz or Smoky Quartz.

Formation: Rutile and Quartz can both be formed in igneous rocks. In this case, the Rutile grows first, and then the Quartz crystal grows around and eventually engulfs the Rutile crystal. Enclosed crystals in Quartz are sometimes called inclusions, or more properly, protogenetic minerals. Rutile most often grows as a microscopic inclusion in other minerals.  The famous “star” in Star Sapphires and Star Rubies is entirely due to tiny Rutile inclusions

Mining:  Rutile is a minor mineral found in a variety of igneous and metamorphic rocks.  Most individual Rutile crystals are very small, but they can be found in large quantities.  Rutile is extracted for manufacturing purposes, mainly to make ceramics, as a pigment and in the production of titanium – the metal commonly used to build airplanes, spaceships, ships, and missiles.  Occasionally beautiful pieces of Rutilated Quartz are found and sold as collector’s pieces.    

Enhancements: Synthetic Rutile has been produced since the 1940s for industrial purposes.  However, all Rutilated Quartz on the market may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.

Synonyms: Angel Hair Stone, Venus Hair Stone, Sagenite

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Photos: Rutilated Quartz

History of Rutilated Quartz

Pure Rutile (Binn Valley, Switzerland)

Rutilated Quartz comes in two basic varieties, Gold and Pink, the color being determine by how much Iron is in the mineral composition.  The named Rutile comes from the Latin rutilus, or red, in reference to the deep red variety of the mineral.

Golden Rutiled Quartz has long been nicknamed “Venus’ Hair Stone” and later “Angel Hair Stone”, since the long thin needles of Rutile are as thin as a single strand of hair, with a glorious golden shine.  In a similarly romantic vein, Gold Rutilated Quartz was thought to be sunshine captured inside Quartz, and could be used to bring hope in one’s darkest hour.  Pink Rutilated Quartz has been compared to the arrows of love, used by Cupid, Venus’ son.

Venus and Cupid
Venus and Cupid, by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

Photos: Venus and Cupid


Ethically Sourced Rutilated Quartz


The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Gem Dealer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and extremely short.

The Gem Dealer bought the Rutilated Quartz at the mine.



The Mine

This rough Rutilated Stock is from the Novo Herizonite Mine in Bahia, Brazil. 

The mine is underground and caused relatively little environmental damage.

Learn More: Ethical Mining



The Gem Dealer

This Rutilated Quartz was purchased from a husband-wife team who divide their time between the USA and Brazil.

They are deeply-involved in the process of making the gem-industry more ethical.

Their primary concern is that miners are paid fairly. 

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met this wonderful couple at the 2019 Tucson Gem Show.  Our initial connection was that we both attended the Responsible Jewelry Summit, a conference dedicated to ethical sourcing.  The husband was one of the speakers and is an expert in everything related to Brazilian Rutilated Quartz, Tourmaline and Amethyst.  Most of their stock is composed of fine collectors pieces, handcrafted jewelry and unique tools for alchemy.  Their specialty is Rutilated Quartz and so I asked if they had anything the right size for my store.  I visited them in their home in Tucson and they were kind enough to let me handpick through some of their rough stock.

Safe Handling of Rutilated Quartz

Gold Rutilated Quartz

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Gold Rutilated Quartz

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Brazil

Polishing Method: Natural. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Clear Quartz with bright gold Rutile inclusions
  • Polish: Natural
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Rough natural
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25mm
  • Transparency: Transparent to translucent
  • Weight: Average weight is 0.3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Hedy L. (Hong Kong)

    The lovely crystals have safely arrived and all of them are special. Thank you for introducing these well-cared crystals to us.

  2. Julie H. (Florida)

    It’s great I love it!

  3. Hannah B. (Indiana)

    Beautiful stone with great energy! Crystals shipped quickly and were carefully packaged. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Eryn S. (Washington)

    thank you for all the beautiful crystals, they all connected with me in some way and they all truly do look so nice together as well. It makes me really relieved knowing the ethical practices you hold as well because I feel that makes the crystals so much more positive and the energy seems so pure.

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