Smoky quartz is a brown to black variety of quartz that owes its color to gamma irradiation & the presence of traces of aluminum built into its crystal lattice. These obtain their color from extreme heat & the strong gamma rays which hit the earth millions of years ago. The most attractive smoky quartz are found in the Alps and Brazil.
Rutile is well known for its habit of forming needle-like inclusions within other minerals, especially Quartz, in the form of long & slender yellow straw-like crystals. These inclusion can range from scattered needles to dense parallel fibers within a host mineral. This combination is known as Rutilates Quartz, and is used both as a collectors mineral & gemstone.
I absolutely love this piece of smoky quartz! It has such an amazing translusence that allows you to see the rutile on the inside that whisp around like dust in the wind. It is absoluteley beautiful!
Smoky quartz is a very protective & grounding stone. It brings physical & psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity & negative energy of any kind & transforms them to positive energy. As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal & business goals.
Metaphysically, rutile is known for strengthening the energy flow throughout the body. It is also known for facilitating transformations in all areas of life. Rutile is believed to promote strenth and love within oneself as well.
Weight: 405 grams