DescriptionRUTILATED QUARTZ TRIANGLE CABOCHON
Rutilated Quartz has been known for a long time. Long enough for it to have acquired a quaint descriptor: "Thetis Hairstone." Few are acquainted with Thetis: mother of Achilles and the state of her hair these days, so the presence of Rutile needles in clear Quartz has edged out Greek mythology as a descriptor. Mythology aside, Rutilated Quartz has become a hot item in the lapidary world and this large high-dome triangular cabochon shows why. Contained within the water-clear and colorless Quartz of the piece are hundreds of hairlike needles of Rutile. The gold color of the Rutile looks remarkably like hair, albeit very straight hairs sprouting from the various surfaces of the cabochon. A 'natural' - the gemological term for a remnant of the original crystals' surface is present on the bottom and one side of the rather hefty gem - it is very well polished and is an excellent gemstone.
Overall Measurements: 49.5 x 48.65 mm
Offered at no reserve.
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