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 stone is hard to capture perfectly so I've included a few pictures in different lighting so you can get the full scope. There are white, purple and mauve minerals scattered throughout the quartz. I set this stone in a fine silver bezel on two layers of lightly oxidized sterling silver sheet. The double-band ring shank is hand fabricated and fits a size 7 best.
Approximate measurements: 1 inch long (2.63 cm), .55 inches wide (1.36cm)
This is the ring you will receive. It is one-of-a-kind and cannot be resized due to the potential of cracking the stone. As always, I am more than happy to share additional pictures or a video of this piece so you can get more perspective before you buy.