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New Releases: Tourmalinated and Rutilated Quartz Earrings

The Holiday Season is upon us and *New Releases* are now available to celebrate the gifting season. Each jewelry item is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and tells a unique story. Read below for a behind-the-scenes peak at some of the latest additions to the collection.

Original Eve "Fan Favorite" gemstones, Tourmalinated and Rutilated Quartz, look like nature's holiday tinsel. With needle-like inclusions strewn throughout the stones, both tourmalinated quartz and rutilated quartz provide graphic and dynamic patterns in neutral and wearable hues perfect for the holiday season and beyond!

While Quartz is the most common mineral on Earth and is found in nearly every geological environment, it is also the most diverse in terms of variety and color. Tourmalinated and Rutilated Quartz gemstones are strikingly unique amongst the quartz varieties, and that is because of their magical composition of inclusions.

For these striking linear crystals to form inside the quartz, a set of perfect conditions was needed up to 400 to 500 million years ago. The chemicals that make up the quartz, as well as tourmaline and rutile minerals, respectively, came together as liquids. As they cooled and hardened over the course of thousands of years, the minerals separated causing stunning patterns of crystal needles to form inside the larger quartz crystals. When cut and polished, each gemstone boasts an artful array of dynamically strewn mineral strands that are entirely unique to each gemstone.

The *New* Tourmalinated and Rutilated Quartz Earrings in the Original Eve collection allow the tapestry of inclusions to take center stage. With an elegant 18k recycled gold ear wire from the Amazon collection drawing the eye to the rose-cut gemstones that sparkle as light reflects off of their surface, these earrings are truly one-of-a-kind and celebratory of Mother Nature's mastery of composition.

The needle-like inclusions inside Tourmalinated Quartz are distinct tourmaline crystals in a minute form. Tourmaline is a gemstone that comes in a variety of colors and has a naturally elongated crystal form. It also comes with strong metaphysical beliefs.

Many believe that tourmaline has a protective quality, acting as a buffer between you and psychological or physical problems. When this gemstone is combined with clear quartz, which is thought to have rich healing and restorative properties, you have a gemstone that protects and heals.

Rutilated Quartz has needle-like crystal inclusions that look like small bars of imbedded gold or copper. Rutile, the mineral found in Rutilated Quartz, is a major ore of titanium, which is a metal used for high-tech alloys.

Rutile’s golden strands has been credited with many metaphysical attributes. It is believed to improve a person's understanding of difficult situations and also alleviate feelings of sadness. It is credited with eliminating self-doubt, revitalizing the body, and slowing the aging process.

Known by many as "Venus' Hair", this gemstone is one that inspires creativity and the pursuit of passions.


When it comes to Original Eve's jewelry designs, there is always more than meets the eye. If you have questions about any of the designs, crafting processes, gemstones, or materials used in the items you see in any of our jewelry, please feel free to reach out:

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