• Rutilated quartz teardrop

    Rutilated Quartz – Natural, Cabochon, Colorless

    Sometimes, the best way to manage inclusions in transparent gems is to leave them be. For example, this rutilated quartz teardrop beautifully showcases the rutile crystals trapped inside the quartz. In other cases, some simple gem carving techniques can improve the attractiveness and value of an included stone. Photo by Mauro Cateb. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

    Article: Carving Techniques for Handling Inclusions in Transparent Gems

    Credit: Mauro Cateb

    GemstoneQuartz, Rutilated Quartz
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCabochon