Rutilated  illuminator - Smith & Sun
Rutilated  illuminator - Smith & Sun
Rutilated  illuminator - Smith & Sun
Rutilated  illuminator - Smith & Sun

Rutilated illuminator

Rutilated Quartz zings at an exceptionally high level of energy -  For me it brings physical and mental balance, as well as stability. It also enhances self-reliance,  strengthens your willpower and helps you let go of the past. A great stone.... 

This  quartz with naturally occurring strands of Rutile, is often called “The Hairs of Venus" -  Reminds me of those old lockets which contained locks of hair from those you loved or wanted to cast a spell on ; )

I have always loved Rutilated Quartz, energetically and aesthetically, but they haven't loved me. Twice I have bought a piece and twice I have lost them with in a few days. Clearly this is meant for you and not for me...

This piece has a unique setting. Set in sterling silver on all but one side - a window into a particularly beautiful section. It comes hanging off a short vintage brass chain. This can hoop through an existing chain of yours or we can recommend or provide one. 

From the AW20 collection Astral Ancestors:

The inspiration for the Astral Ancestors collection is a scent -  A perfumed oil that captures the spirit of an imagined journey - From the Earth's Core to Outer Space. 

"There was something undefined and complete, existing before Heaven and Earth. How still it was, how formless, standing alone and undergoing no change, reaching everywhere with no danger of being exhausted. It may be regarded as the mother of all things. Truthfully it has no name, but I call it Tao." (Tsu, 1972)

Black pepper and patchouli - The core, snaking up towards the crust and beyond.

Vetiver and frankincense  -  The earth, caves and fields.

Lavender and neroli  - Flora and fauna.

Cedarwood, sandalwood and fir   - The trees reaching up.

Geranium  - Stratosphere

Birch tar  - Moon

Almond - Saturn's moon

Raspberry - Outer space.