I just finished the first of a new ring batch. I always love the first ring of a series or a specific motif — it’s the one that I spend the most time on, working out kinks, figuring out how I want pieces formed or arranged or layered. For that reason, I always think the first completed piece of a broader series has the most energy to it…and if you think about it, it makes sense. Often, the metal has been struck more, touched more, filed more, pushed and pulled more, heated more, cooled more — generally worked over more in every aspect. I’ve written before about how I believe and know (it’s scientific) that we imbue our very heartbeats into the molecular structures (man made and naturally occuring) that surround us every single moment we are alive so that we leave a kind of impression on an atomic level long after we are dead and gone and turning into mountains and wildflowers.
So you see, it’s always the first piece of a few that holds the most of me. There’s kind of something beautiful about that.
This specific ring is built of sterling silver, 23K gold and chrysoprase (this is one of my favorite stone and metal combos). Totally luminous, fresh and dimensional.