Rare Red Rabbit Hair Quartz Natural Point 11g (Rutilated Quartz)
Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 2 cm
This rare specimen has beautiful red hair like rutile inclusions.
Rutilated quartz is a form of clear quartz that is characterised by the presence of needles or strands of rutile within the structure of the quartz crystal. These needles are mostly golden but can also can look silver, copper red or black. They are usually distributed randomly or in bundles and they can be sparse or dense enough to make the quartz nearly opaque.
Rutile is a titanium dioxide mineral that sometimes contains large quantities of iron oxide. When the iron oxide content is high, the rutilated quartz may have needles of gold and red in it, and when the content is lower, it may have a darker, even almost black colour.
Rutilated quartz has been referred to as Cupid’s darts, Venus hair stone and Fleches d’amour.
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
Rutilated Quartz is believed to enhance one’s understanding of difficult situations. It is also said to enhance creativity, relieve depression and loneliness. It is also considered to be a strong healer that has the ability to slow down the aging process.