Since the gold rush days gold laced quartz has been used in jewelry. I have been repurposing vintage and antique settings using GLQ. I found a great supplier. The lost was ring has a gem grade rare California “16 to 1” Mine cab and the small ring has a cab from an unknown California mine.
GLQ is competitive and more often then not, less expensive than good quality turquoise.
I’ve never heard of that. That’s pretty cool!
I’ve seen some of this type of jewelry in pawn shops. They usually price them quite high.
It’s beautiful material!
Thank you for sharing this — like @Ziacat , I hadn’t heard of gold laced quartz before. Wonderful to see examples of it in both uncut and jewellery forms.
Somewhere around here I have a cuff bracelet with that. It’s stuck somewhere in a box of costume jewelry because it was silver plate. I really like the quartz though.
Might be worth a second closer look @Islandmomma . They typically only used GLQ in precious metals. I’ve never seen it in sterling or white gold but you never know.
Yes I’m curious now and will be looking to find it. I always thought it was off that it was in silver plate.