Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Rutilated Quartz Designer Pendant


This large designer cabochon has lovely golden rutiles on a semi-translucent background. The cabochon is large--one of the largest rutilated quartz stones I have wrapped--and thick with a high polish. I've designed the border wrap to enhance the shape of the stone, and I think it sets it off well. This particular stone has a few blemishes, but they are hardly visible. It is actually a bead, thus the decorative topper that conceals the bead hole. I've border wrapped it using six lengths of square sterling wire and given it my signature topper and a decorative wire detail. The sturdy bail will accommodate most chains or a leather cord. Here's another view that better shows the rutiles.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 2 1/4" from top of bail and is 1 1/2" wide.

Note: Rutilated quartz is a combination of clear or smokey quartz, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7, with inclusions of rutile, a titanium oxide mineral (with a hardness of 6 to 6.5). The rutile inclusions usually look like fine metallic hairs or needles, and they can be gold, silver or copper colored as in this particular stone. The quartz can occur in massive form or in prismatic crystals. Most rutilated quartz comes from Brazil or Madagascar. This particular stone is from Brazil.

Metaphysically, rutilated quartz is said to activate the higher mind. Rutiles of a reddish color are said to assist in directing light energy to remove blockages in the body.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

rutilated quartz designer pendant

P1026 - SOLD

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Last updated 3 November 2012

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