In 1803, Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German mineralogist and geologist, first described Rutile, whose name is derived from the Latin « Rutilus », meaning red. Indeed, some specimens are characterized by an intense red colour due to the titanium that composes it. Rutile quartz crystals have been around since Antiquity, and are mainly used as ornamental stones. The inclusions in the form of golden needles, and the warm colours of this crystal, have long earned it the reputation of being a stone that traps sunlight.
The golden needles spread across the stone have earned it the nickname «angel hair », «Venus hair », «Cupid’s arrow » ou «love arrow ». It is not hard to imagine that this stone has been used to make sumptuous jewellery since the 19th century. Its graphic inclusions still give it, even today, a unique and trendy look. The psychological and physical benefits of this quartz have been discovered several centuries ago. It is used in the field of lithotherapy as an elixir to be taken daily, as a stone in its raw or polished state during therapy sessions, and as protective jewellery. Its positive vibrations protect different aspects of daily life.
This mineral is mainly composed of titanium (TIO2), which gives it its transparency and hardness. It has inclusions of iron, tantalum, niobium, vanadium and tin, which determine its different shades. This quartz is encrusted with rutile during crystallization, which forms golden needles in the heart of the crystals. This natural rock crystal is often transparent, and forms at high temperatures as a rhombohedral crystal system.
Rutile quartz is a solid stone, with a hardness of 7 out of 10 on Mohs scale, and a density of 2.65. Its robustness makes it a long-lasting stone, both in its raw state and when cut and polished. Rutile quartz stones are found in all sizes, especially in jewellery. Its composition gives it the perfect colours for the creation of original and elegant jewellery. It is extracted from mineral layers whose deposits are spread worldwide. It can be found in Latin America, as well as in the USA, Europe and Asia.
The positive vibrations of rutile quartz make it a powerful ally for mental and spiritual well-being. Its virtues on behaviour promote love, maintaining stable, sincere romantic relationships and soothe all tensions. In particular, it helps to overcome shyness, promoting frankness and sincerity, as well as self-confidence and independence. In difficult moments, this quartz helps to bring back good mood and joy of life. It also helps to manage emotions and soothes conflicts. Rutile quartz crystals help to keep negative energies and bad people away.
For people who need to radically change their life habits (in case of smoking cessation, or weight loss for example), rutile quartz stone will be a powerful mental support. From a more spiritual point of view, rutile quartz brings a better open-mindedness. It is reputed to have the power to protect from the evil eye in case of astral travel in parallel dimensions, and to promote communication with angels. Rutile quartz stone is essential for good meditation. It allows a deep exploration of the different layers of consciousness.
Rutile quartz stone is associated with the heart and solar plexus chakras. Its benefits on the lungs and heart muscle, and on the whole body are undeniable. This quartz’s energy and vibrations are known to improve heart function and blood circulation. This stone also regulates the nervous system. It is a precious ally in the fight against problems related to overweight and smoking. At digestive level, it relieves sour stomach discomfort.
This rock crystal has always been known for its benefits on the respiratory tracts and ENT organs. This quartz is also worn to prevent colds and flu. Moreover, it improves physical, sexual and sports performances. To get the most of this stone, one can use it daily as an elixir or wear it as jewellery. It will be more effective as a necklace, whose stone should fall as close as possible to the solar plexus and the heart.