With its smoldering ruby-red color, Rubellite Quartz captivates with a longing passion.
Rubellite Quartz is vividly colored triplet quartz. Evoking the tantalizing red found within rubellite, a variety of tourmaline, this layered gemstone offers the same brilliant color. Rubellite is named for the rich ruby red color it displays, and Rubellite Quartz is no exception!
Triplets are constructed gemstones, composed of three layers. A layer of colored material is sandwiched between two pieces of quartz. The middle layer provides the color, while the top and bottom layer of quartz provide a beautiful luster and protect the color layer.
Rubellite Quartz or Rubellite Tourmaline?
Rubellite Quartz is a perfect alternative to rubellite. The gem offers an affordable option to the much pricier variety of tourmaline. In addition, many gems suffer from issues of color saturation. Generally speaking, smaller stones might appear lighter, and washed out, when compared to larger sizes. Thanks to the construction process, the color remains vivid and bright no matter the size of the gem.
• Thanks to the brilliant red color it displays, Rubellite Quartz is a wonderful choice for those with July birthdays. While ruby is the recognized modern July birthstone, this gem offers an equally brilliant option at a much friendlier price.
The quartz used to construct this gem is sourced from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Located in the southwest of the country, this state is renowned for its production of gemstones.
Minas Gerais Quartz
This eye-clean rock crystal is some of the best in the world and is ideal for use in constructing triplet stones. Quartz is durable and tough. With a Mohs ranking of seven, it's resistant to abrasion and scratching, making it ideal for everyday wear. In addition, being entirely colorless in appearance, this material lets the middle color layer of constructed stones show through in all their glory.
• Ranks 7 on the Mohs scale.
• Ruby red in color.
• Material sourced from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
• A constructed triplet gemstone.