We had the honor of working with a protected wood! Alerce is a South American Sequoia tree and was provided by a customer whose Father is a Naturalist! Rosewood was also provided. Top it off with an heirloom diamond and you have a ring so dreamy you’d think it was made on Mount Olympus!
The wood for this ring is from a tree which is commonly known as the “Tree of Heaven”. It is the tree that has taken on the symbolism for what it is to be an immigrant in America in the book “A tree grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Anyone who has ever come in contact with this tree will remember it. The journey to learn more about this tree has led me to learn more about myself. It was the long forgotten memories and dreams of a little boy that this piece has allowed me to rediscover.
The base wood is walnut which represents passion and intellect.
The crème colored wood ailanthus (Tree of heaven) celebrates the spirit to overcome all life throws at you. http://www.simplywoodrings.com
For the Myanmar people of Southeast Asia the blossoming Paduak is an enchanting time. I have heard that to walk among the Padauk trees when in full bloom is to walk hand and hand with the spirit of nature. For the Myanmar people it signifies youth, love and romance.