Garden quartz is (one of) the most magical stones in the world to me. It is in fact quartz which usually is a clear mineral, with mineral inclusions. It’s also known as included quartz or lodolite. So the colors you see inside this stone that often resemble moss are actually little minerals that have formed inside of the quartz! I patina (darken) the metal below the stone so any of the clear quartz parts are darkened which really helps illuminate all the different colors and patterns of the minerals.
This is for my statement ring lovers measuring at over 1.5 inches long.
I set these stones in a fine silver bezel on heavily oxidized sterling silver sheet. Little sterling silver nuggets accent the space between the stones and a hand formed textured piece of sterling silver wire borders the bottom of the ring. This setting sits on a handmade split band ring shank and fits a size 8.5 - 9 best. '