A gemstone that has also been called the “Hair of Venus” can’t help but capture the imagination.  I am captivated by the needles within rutilated quartz that look like a goddess’s hair captured within a gemstone.  Just like hair, rutile needles can be golden, black, or red in color.

Golden Rutilated Quartz

Golden Rutilated Quartz Earrings from the Cascades Collection


When I look at rutilated quartz I can’t help but see a forest of pine needles.  Those long thin needles reaching out to capture the sun’s rays.  Even in the winter, the forests of the Cascades still retain much of their greenery.

Pine trees in the Cascades

Each piece in my collection is unique in its shape and pattern, following Mother Nature’s snowflake rule.  Every piece has to be hand made because every gemstone is different.  The gem cutter has to work with each stone to maximize its beauty.

Ruitlated Quartz

Unique pattern of Rutilated Quartz Earrings

Rutilated Quartz Earrings

A different pattern and shape of Rutilated Quartz Earrings


Since they are all unique, each pair of earrings has to be carefully matched to make a harmonious pair of earrings.  Choosing one pair over another is a tough but worthy challenge!

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