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Quartz may be the most common mineral on earth, comprising roughly 12 percent of the earth’s crust, but that doesn’t mean that “rutilated” quartz jewelry does not provide one of the smartest looks in women’s jewelry. These clear stones with reddish-khaki (rutile comes from the Latin word “rutilus,” meaning “red”) flecks of color stand out beautifully against bright white, all black, bold prints, or sherbert pastels. The striking stones with needle-like inclusions have been around for centuries with names ranging from “Cupid’s darts” to “Venus hair stone,” serving as the inspiration for jewelry that has always drawn keen interest. Today’s rutilated quartz pieces include bold bangles, lovely earrings, cocktail rings, and necklaces. Who knew that quartz could be so gorgeous?

The breathtaking beauty of golden Rutile appears frozen in quartz, making it an inviting gemstone whose warmth inspires creativity. STARNES MASTER JEWELERS is located at 127 West Main St. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will work with you to make sure you have the best buying experience possible. Call us at 704-982-1013, and allow us to assist you.

P.S. Rutiles are needle-like mineral deposits embedded in gemstones. Those found in quartz are typically composed of titanium dioxide, which ranges in color from light to dark reddish-brown.

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