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Rutilated Quartz Gemstone - Meaning and Metaphysical Properties
Rutilated Quartz Gemstone
Rutilated Quartz is a transparent gemstone belonging to the Quartz family which has inclusions of needle like crystals of rutile which is mainly made up of Titanium dioxide. The word ‘rutile’ actually comes from the Latin word ‘rutilus’ which means the color red. However, in this stone the rutiles can come in colors other than red also like the brassy yellow, silvery, green or black. No two stones will be identical which adds to the charm of this gemstone. This stone is also known as Venus hair Stone, Fleches d’amour, Sagenite and Cupid’s darts. Normally the price and value of Gemstones is based on their clarity and lack of inclusions, but this stone is an exception to the general rule. This stone has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale. This stone is especially beneficial for those born under the Zodiac Signs of Taurus and Gemini. Though Rutilated Quartz Stone is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, it can be used to energize the Kundalini energy. It cleanses and energizes the aura drawing off negative energy and releasing energy blockages thereby balancing all the chakras. This is said to be a good stone to be used by those affected by black magic and negative energies.
Rutilated quartz is often confused with Tourmaline Quartz Crystals which also has needle like inclusions inside the Quartz crystal. However, an expert should be able to identify between them based on the color of the inclusions. This stone can be found in Brazil, Srilanka, India, Germany, South Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Pakistan and the United States.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Rutilated Quartz Crystals
Rutilated Quartz Gemstone is a protective stone and said to protect the wearer owner of the stone from evils and harm. It is believed that one can increase the effectiveness of prayers and rituals when done wearing Rutilated Quartz Jewelry. This stone helps to fight fears, guilt, phobias and anxiety. It is said to increase mental and physical stability, creativity and assist in the decision making process. It is an extremely good stone for those suffering from depression as it has the powers of an antidepressant. It is also an extremely good stone for meditation, for seeking higher spiritual experiences and for past life healing. This stone is said to attract love and bring stability in relationships. It is also said to be beneficial in the treatment of food disorders by boosting the immune system. It is also believed to be helpful for conditions like impotence, infertility, respiratory problems, bronchitis, thyroid etc. This stone is known to assist in tissue regeneration and slow down the aging process. It is also known to absorb mercury poisoning from the physical body and promote the healing process.
Rutilated Quartz has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale and is normally used in pendants and rings. However doing a fine polish on the surface of the stone is a real pain because of the rutiles on the surface of the cut stone. Like most other Gemstone jewelry, this Stone also should be protected from sharp blows and exposure to chemicals as it can get chipped or lose its luster.
When worn as jewelry, this gem is normally set in pendants and rings.