This is one of the cabochon stones that is actually prized for its inclusions! Gold-colored, hairlike inclusions of rutile (a titanium dioxide mineral) embedded in this semi precious gemstone give it the appearance of a lightning show or meteor shower.
These inclusions mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black.
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on the face of the earth. Basic Quartz is found from milky white to optically clear. Colored varieties usually have their own names, like Amethyst or Citrine.
The name crystal comes from the Greek for "ice", as it was believed that rock crystal was eternally frozen. The name quartz comes from the Saxon word querklufterz which meant "cross vein ore" and the name rutile means "reddish" in Latin.
Rutilated Quartz crystal stones are said to enhance physical and mental balance and stability, self-reliance and finding one's way. Many also attribute diminished fear and depression to Rutilated Quartz. Rutilated Quartz is also said to help one feel less overwhelmed by life's responsibilities. The mineral Quartz is also believed to slow down the aging process!