Also known as rutile quartz
Chemical Formula: SiO2 (rutile as inclusion: TiO2)
Birthstone for Virgo
Aligns with the Crown Chakra and Solar Plexus
Properties: Rutilated quartz possesses the qualities of the variety of quartz, whether clear, smoky or citrine, combined with the qualities of rutile. If the quartz is smoky, it will calm and ground, while citrine further lifts the spirits, and clear quartz brings clarity and amplifies the properties of any other mineral it occurs with. Titanium (rutile is titanum ore) is very light, extremely strong, does not react with the human body and is very resistant to corrosion. Its tensile strength bestows the user with a sense of power, strength and authority, while it removes all heaviness, allowing for a light approach as well as lightness of heart. Rutilated quartz, especially with gold rutile, is a superb antidepressant. It allows the wearer to feel in control of their lives (feeling out of control is a common issue in depression), and reclaim their power. The gold colour of the rutile (the most common colour of rutile in quartz) aligns with the Solar Plexus Chakra, further enhancing the uplifting nature of the stone. In addition, rutilated quartz, whatever the colour, is one of the foremost minerals for combating electromagnetic stress, possibly due to the non-magnetic property of titanium.