Black Rutilated Quartz is regarded as a top protection stone. Black Tourmaline is a top-notch protective stone on its own, but combined with the amplifying properties of Quartz, BRQ is considered very powerful. The needle-like inclusions in Rutilated Quartz can vary, from golden hues, to red, brown, green or black. *Please Note: All our organic gemstones and crystals are formed by Mother Earth. Natural “imperfections” such as surface cracks, various defects and inclusions, and the shedding of some crystals are to be expected. Our products are carefully graded, and if we believe there is an UNNATURAL defect - the item will go under our “Imperfect Collection” clearance category at a discounted price. Please research how to properly “cleanse” your crystals, as some crystals must not get wet, and others will fade in prolonged sunlight. All sales are final."