Garden quartz is (one of) the most magical stones in the world to me. It is in fact quartz which usually 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 design is new and I really love the weight of these earrings. I set these stones in a fine silver scalloped bezel on oxidized sterling sheet. Around the stones is hand formed light textured wire and around that is another layer of hand formed square wire.
These hang from handmade sterling silver earring hooks.