Fall Fashion Alert: Get pretty punk style with rutilated quartz

Science and fashion aren’t necessarily like peas and carrots, but when they do mix the results are hot.  Case in point: rutilated quartz.


Just like sexy smoky quartz or sweet rose, rutilated quartz (sometimes referred to as tourmalated quartz) is an edgy – yet affordable – alternative to those tired old Swarovski crystals.  These must-have quartz baubles pack just as much chic style as their sapphire and ruby-hued counterparts, but for a fraction of the price.  The rutilated version in particular, which is basically a big word for natural quartz flecked with mineral fibers, is sure to set any woman apart from the sartorial pack.


No matter the shape or style, these punky-pretty gems look amazing against warm yellow golds and instantly add depth and interest to any look.  Plus, the semi-precious stunners are even said to assist with mental focus, balance and can bring stability to any relationship – couldn’t we all use a little more of that?


This liquid-like gold ring by Etsy seller KCDbyKyleChan is the perfect base for a sharp rutilated stone.  Plus, at only $58, it’s a great way to get a high fashion look for less.

This timeless yet trendy necklace by Oliver Bonas ($39 at is sure to get some attention.  Pair it with a simply white tee or a plunging black neckline, then sit back and count the compliments.

This chunky number by Max and Chloe is a great investment piece…minus the big investment.  No matter the season, the cool combo of a thick gold chain and raw rutilated quartz is the perfect accessory – and only $75.

These bold earrings available on are equal parts classy, sexy and edgy; and at $75, these wearable gem-studded hoops will quickly pay for themselves.

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