Spotted moss agate, sterling silver
As I was looking through a drawer in my workbench, I came across this beautiful spotted moss agate cabochon. I'd nearly forgotten that I had it; it's been in my collection since high school but I had never figured out what to do with it. As I held it, I finally decided that what it really needed was to be displayed in a way that maximized its natural beauty without distracting from it. I set the oval stone on a larger oval of sterling silver, in a low bezel that beautifully sets off the dappling within the stone. After all these years, it's pretty exciting to see the stone set in a piece of jewelry!