I just completed seven rings, all sterling with a dark patina. Once in awhile we all need something sparkly to put us in a festive mood, right? I had fun making these. The first is dendritic quartz, with lovely tree-like formations in it. On the right is amethyst. In the middle is my own take on the classic skull, also known in Victorian times as a "memento mori" ring. The Victorians often wore skulls to ward off death. "Memento mori" can be translated as "remember that we all must die", in other words cherish life!