Synthetic Rutile

Natural rutile has many times the fire shown by diamond, but it is masked by the red, brown or black body colour. The black material has been used in mourning jewellery, but rutile is most usually seen as rich, reddish brown, needle-like inclusions within quartz or within other stones, where the rutile crystals create a star effect by reflecting light.

Igneous and metamorphic rocks and alluvial deposits in Australia, Brazil, USA, Italy, Mexico and Norway.

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