This is a handmade ring with Rutilated Quartz in Sterling with gold overlay. This ring is over 50 years old and was bought by my consignor from the maker.
It is size 8.25 and weighs 14 grams. The ring is 1 1/2" by 3/4". It is truly gorgeous and in excellent condition.
Rutilated Quartz is Quartz which has Rutile needle like crystal inclusions in the body of the stone. Rutile is a major ore of Titanium.
Through the ages this type of stone has been felt to enhance a person's strength, to aid sleep, and is said to slow down the aging process.
It is often called: Cupids Darts, Venous Hair or Fleches d Amore. An eye catching ring that would be great to own.