This breathtaking lodolite is rich with shimmering strata of natural silver and gray, a gently glowing moon alive with tiny glittering flecks.
Lodolites are a gem-quality variety of quartz shot through with mineral inclusions. The colors of these inclusions have an incredible range including the full spectrum of colors (blue is rare), and silver and gold. Inclusions can be matte, metallic, or sparkling; they can be botryoidal (bumpy) or dendritic, like moss agate; and they can even exhibit smaller but fully formed six-sided quartz points known as manifestation crystals. The surrounding host quartz magnifies the inner minerals, offering an observer an intimate view of the beauty within. The best part is that each stone is truly unique--no two are ever alike.
Size: US 6.5
Metals: sterling silver
Stone: lodolite quartz
Band width: wide (7.9mm)
Stone+setting diameter: ~24mm (~0.95in)
Stone+setting height: ~12mm (~0.5in)
Artist's mark: yes (fine silver)
Collector's number: 4