A top grade genuine Cairngorm Morion Quartz gemstone, with stunning clarity and natural very subtle inclusions. This 1 carat gemstone has been expertly facet cut in an unusal style, giving this rare Scottish gem a beautiful sparkle.
Round cut gemstone is delicately claw set in a minimalist style solid 18ct gold band. Gemstone in setting measures roughly 7mm diameter. This ring is set at size M(UK) or 6¼(US).
Comes in a Two Skies presentation box with Cairngorm Quartz information card.
Cairngorm Morion Quartz Solid 18ct Gold Ring
Introducing the official national gemstone of Scotland! A particular type of smoky quartz found exclusively in the Cairngorm mountain range, it is known as 'Cairngorm quartz', 'Cairngorm stone' or simply 'Cairngorm'! 'Morion' classed Cairngorm Quartz is of a very dark colour and rarely found, thus more desirable (and expensive!). It was extraordinarily popular during the Victorian age and was a favourite gem of the queen herself. Whole families of prospectors nicknamed 'diggers' worked on the mountains throughout the 1800s searching for this rare crystal. Nowadays the land is protected by the Cairngorms National Park Authority, making the beautiful Scottish smoky quartz even harder to come by. However, Two Skies managed to obtain rough material from a private historic collection, which when cut made such high quality faceted stones that even we were amazed. Our contemporary settings are highly unusual when most Cairngorm jewellery pieces on the market are antiques - get your own piece of Scottish history with a twist!