A perfect match to our current obsession with edgy fashions, rutilated quartz was all over the JCK show floor – some designers had even created entire collections around it. I love the look for its perfect imperfections: no two stones are the same, with each “pattern,” so to speak, left completely up to chance (or mother nature). Needle-like strands of color (or to be specific, rutile), are seen encased in the quartz, often in gold or champagne colors, others in black and white. It’s one of those raw looks that can be so completely polished when set in an expert design, the fashion equivelant of pairing a feminine, lacy dress with combat boots and dark eyeliner. Put simply: I love it. I’d be interested to know if my show floor sightings have any relation to what’s being demanded in the market. Have you noticed an increase in sales of the stone in your store? Leave word in the comments. If you’re looking for more to add to your showcases, I’ve included five of the newest rutilated quartz jewels below. I hope you like them as much as I do!
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Frank Reubel Designs rutilated quartz bypass ring
Lisa Nik Golden Sky pendant
Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L Géométrique collection ring
Marcia Moran rutilated quartz bar earrings
Karin Jamieson rutilated quartz cocktail ring