The color of the rutile inclusions depends on the amount of iron oxide present, whereas the quartz in rutilated quartz can be either smokey or clear, and occasionally even black. The inclusions in rutile quartz take on redder and frequently golden tones when the iron oxide content is significant. These inclusions may resemble hay or golden hair strands. Because of this, angel’s hair quartz is another name for golden rutilated quartz.
Inclusions can also be bulky or thin and threadlike, and they might be reddish brown, coppery, silvery, or even black.
What is Rutile?
Anatase and brookite are polymorphous with rutile. They both have titanium dioxide as their common chemical formula, however, they differ in terms of their crystal structures and other gemological characteristics. Rutile is the gem kind that is most frequently found faceted or cabbed out of the three that are rarely cut.
The mineral group known as rutile also gets its name from rutile. Cassiterite is this group’s only other gem-quality member that occasionally receives facets.
Meaning of Rutile
The higher mind is supposed to be energized and the aura purified by golden rutilated quartz in particular. It’s even thought to improve telepathic skills like psychic communication. Rutilated quartz is used frequently as an antidepressant due to its strong ability to fend off negativity. It does this by encouraging forgiveness, which helps to ward off fear, worry, and self-loathing.
Among the physical conditions known to be responsive to rutilated quartz’s healing properties are:
- Bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory system
- contaminants in the blood and mercury poisoning
- chronic illnesses, such as arthritis
- Infertility and impotence
- thyroid dysfunction
- Pain from phantom limbs for amputees
This is partly because it is believed that rutilated quartz can rebuild damaged cells and hasten the healing process.
Properties of Rutile
Rutile quartz has the uncommon and potent energy required to resonate with all seven chakras because of its multifaceted structure. It serves as a heavenly bridge between the crown and root chakras, making it a favored tool among crystal healers for aligning the aura. It cleanses and revitalizes each chakra.
It works effectively to clarify intention and support self-empowerment since it has a special relationship to the solar plexus chakra, where the seat of will is located.
Although automatic cleaning appliances like sonic and steam cleaners should be avoided, you can clean your rutilated quartz with alcohol or soapy water and a soft cloth.
There are various quick ways to cleanse your rutile quartz crystals, especially when you first get them, to eliminate any spiritual impurities. Among them include exposure to sunlight or moonlight, suspension in sea salt or brown rice, smudging with sage smoke, and contact with running water.