I am an Independent Studio Jeweler and have an Associates of Fine Arts. I specialize in hand-crafted, historically inspired, one-of-a-kind jewelry using a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to: chainmaille, wire-work, metalsmithing, and Steampunk. Each ring has been coiled, cut, and woven by hand with many clasps also being handmade.
Smokey Quartz is a beautiful semi-precious stone that comes in various shades of of brown to black. It is the international gemstone of Scotland where it is known as Cairngrom. Cairgorm can also be a yellowish brown in addition to the normal shades that Smokey Quartz comes in. It is found world wide, yet some of the stones that are available on the market have been irradiated and tend to be dark in their colour. It ranges in value from $2-$25 per stone.
Newman GG, Renee. Gemstone Buying Guide. Los Angeles: International Jewelry Publications, 2005