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Bringing together vintage and modern, East and West, beauty and mystery -- AmbicaNYC handcrafts each piece in their New York studio.
It is rare to find turquoise and garnet together. In fact, we've only seen it in this ring by AmbicaNYC. We love the pairing. The 13x7mm turquoise is set in a gold plated sterling silver bezel, with a garnet on each side. The ring's shank is hammered for texture. It's a size 7.
Turquoise is composed primarily of copper, aluminum and phosphorus, and can occur as a result of weathering and oxidation of minerals containing those elements in arid climates. For example, water can erode the copper from azurite and malachite, the aluminum from feldspar minerals and the phosphorus from apatite.
Garnets commonly form in metamorphic rocks deep in the Earth's crust where high temperature and pressure create crystals in the rocks. They can also form where magma intrusions contact metamorphic rocks. They can even form in some igneous rocks.