Rutilated Quartz

aka Rutile Quartz

Amplifies, Accelerates and Manifests

Made of Clear Quartz or Smoky Quartz (silicon dioxide), with inclusions of Rutile (Titanium Oxide Minerals)
Mohs hardness Quartz – 7 Rutiles – 6 to 6.5
Source Worldwide but most commercial specimens come from Brazil and Madagascar
Colours Clear and Smoky Quartz, with rutiles in gold, copper or silver

Element Storm
Star sign Taurus, Gemini and Leo
Chakras All

Cleansing Methods

Sound, white light, smudging

Crystal Elixir Guidelines

 Indirect method only

Crystal Grid Themes
Manifestation, or use in other grids to enhance the theme of that grid
Crystal Myths
Rutilated Quartz has been called Angel’s hair because of the hair-like features created by the rutile needles. While the Ancient Romans thought it was the hair of their goddess of love, Venus.


When I first learnt ‘all things crystals’, I was told Rutilated Quartz is the go-to crystal for manifesting, and that is just how I use it now. It is believed to be a powerful creator because it has already manifested something within itself. By that I mean the rutile needles.

The Rutiles will energise and exaggerate the grounding properties of Smoky Quartz or the standard properties of Clear Quartz (to amplify and program). For many, they see these exaggerated properties most prominently in the Smoky Quartz varieties. As an ethereal crystal, if the person already finds themselves up in the clouds a lot, the angelic energy of Smoky Quartz won’t ground them. In fact, it may do the opposite. However adding the rutile energy can make a big difference, and those who had not previously seen it as a grounding crystal, may change their mind when rutile is added.

In the Book of Stones, co-author, Naisha Ashson, suggests the colour of the rutile has a significance:
Red to brown needles – help the body integrate higher frequencies of energy. Plus it removes blocks to health and abundance.
Orange and Gold – Assists creativity
Silver – Enhances intuition

Apophyllite can be found in several forms and for me those also give off specific traits. The cubic structure gives a masculine energy of stability and rigidity. They are a reliable force which cannot be moved. While Apophyllite pyramids represent the trinity. This implies all dualities (male and female, hot and cold, black and white etc) always have a middle (the third option). That means these pyramids can be used to search for common ground, or the fair mid-point.

Physical Properties

Ways Rutilated Quartz can aid our physical health
In my research, I found out Rutilated Quartz is good for tissue regeneration. This would make sense as it has such strong manifestation abilities. Therefore, it would make a good crystal for someone who wants to focus strongly on self healing, or would be a good crystal in the treatment room of someone who specialises in these practices.

I have also heard this crystal is good at supporting the immune system and for creating a youthful complexion.

How to use Apophyllite for physical support:

Interestingly, in my research I found that it is believed you can clear and refresh your eyes by placing an apophyllite pyramid on each eye for a few minutes a day (base touching the area around the eye – point facing away from the face).

This connection should also help us find happiness within, reducing self loathing and the physical or emotional complaints that can arise from this.

Apophyllite is also believed to help with the following: asthma, cystic fibrosis, hay fever, emphysema, skin problems (eczema) and regulation of the heartbeat.

Emotional Properties

Ways Rutilated Quartz can aid our mental health
There is a selection of ways Rutilated Quartz offers us emotional support.

Firstly, it amplifies a good mood and can add more power to spoken affirmations.

At the same time it dispels any negative energy or emotions.

Two of the most significant ways Rutilated Quartz can support your mental health is through relieving phobias and giving us mental clarity.

For Phobias, it will help us unearth the root cause of the fear. Often these reasons are hidden in our subconscious mind, so they can be hard to unearth, but once pinpointed and understood it helps heal the phobia.

Rutilated Quartz also aids us in focusing our mind so we concentrate on the matter at hand. This is useful when we are doing important but dull work, when staying focused is otherwise difficult.

Finally, it is also extremely good at healing emotional blocks.

How to use Rutilated Quartz for emotional support:
Wear this crystal to enhance your mood and dispel any potential negative moods. Meditating with Rutilated Quartz will help you understand the cause of a phobia, or you can keep it on your work desk if you want more mental clarity and focus.

Soul Properties

Ways Rutilated Quartz can aid our spiritual health

For me, this is a practical but spiritual crystal. It likes to get things done. By that, I mean it wants to bring your dreams into reality. This is also a property of Smoky Quartz, making that version an even more powerful manifester.

It is also believed that Rutilated Quartz enhances our intuition. This crystal literally turns up the dial on intuitive messages. This is particularly good if you are new to communication with your intuition and struggle to get messages.

Finally, the Book of Stones Co-Author, Robert Simmons, has this lovely line to say about this crystal:
“Assists in one’s attunement to the flow of grateful action and the inner song of the divine.”

Extra Crystal Facts

If your Rutilated crystal has any special features, for example it is a record keeper, contains enhydros, or is a channeling crystal or generator, the rituals enhance that feature.

Gemma’s channelled message

“Storms of business stop messages reaching you. Draw back the curtains of dissolution and allow them deliberately into your life. The messages are there. Guidance is there for everyone, you just need to deliberately access it sometimes.”