Gold Rutilated Quartz Crescent Moons in Small Silver Hoops
We started a series of these Faceted, Crescent Moon Hoops first with some luscious Labradorites, followed by some magical Moonstones, and then we added some tasty Teal Howlites and stunning Strawberry Quartz pieces to the collection (all still available here!)...
Now I've sourced some new variations to add- talk about statement earrings! Small Sterling Silver forged hoops encircle these gorgeous, smooth crescent moons in GOLDEN RUTILATED QUARTZ! JUST LOOK AT THOSE GOLD STREAKS HIDDEN IN EACH!
Like a diamond in the rough, rutilated quartz was long disregarded by miners and mineral sorters as worthless. Only pure quartz was viewed as valuable and so this variety was seen as tainted.
Around the middle of the 20th century, however, this began to change. Fashion designers and collectors began to appreciate the ethereal beauty of rutilated quartz, sometimes likening its shimmering rutile threads to angel’s hair. Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz containing needle-like inclusions of rutile, a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide (with large amounts of iron oxide). When the iron oxide in rutile quartz is high, the inclusions take on redder and often golden tones. Such inclusions can look like hay or strands of golden hair. This is why golden rutilated quartz is often referred to as angel’s hair quartz.
Rutile quartz is widely known to foster clarity of thought, fuel spiritual creativity, promote greater insight, and guide decisive action. This is said to contribute to the crystal’s ability to aid in manifesting all the positive desires of the holder. Thus it is often used by those seeking greater financial prosperity.
Golden rutilated quartz, in particular, is said to energize the higher mind and cleanse the aura of negative energy. In fact, it is even believed to enhance telepathic abilities like psychic communication. The intense power of rutilated quartz to ward off negativity makes it popular for use as an antidepressant, warding off fear, anxiety, and self-loathing by nurturing forgiveness.
Total Height from earwire to bottom of hoop = 1 7/8"