by Diane Schamp.
(Great Lakes Region)
A trip to southern Utah brought me to a little rock shop off the highway and found this fascinating stone.
The owner of the shop told me he mined these stones himself locally, shaped and polished the stone himself. I thought they were so unique and bought a few.
The yellow portion of the rock is calcite and the brown portion is Aragonite.
Septarian stones were formed millions of years ago, when the Gulf of Mexico reached the Southern portion of Utah.
This stone deserved a unique sterling setting, so I handcrafted a setting shaped as a moon crescent and added a round CZ to the bottom for a little sparkle.