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A Sweet Hero of a Ring

A Sweet Hero of a Ring

There’s something about this ring that reminds us of the magical, the mythical, the fairy tale, the legendary. It’s a ring that unlocks, that graces a hero, that signifies unseen strength and depth.

It reminds us of the feeling you get in your chest, the embrace and tension, right before doing good: committing acts of kindness, making other peoples’ lives better in some small or large way. It’s the enjoyment of humanity and the collective.

Yowza!

Yes, we admit it. We are total and utter Romantic ring nerds. And we’re proud.

Want to be a ring nerd? Discover your magic in the shop!

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The Sea in a Ring: So Beautiful it’s embarrassing

The Sea in a Ring
Bogwood, Turquoise, Malachite, Mother of Pearl

This ring puts us in the mind of the summer sea at night, maybe some moonlight passed along the water, and the song “Sea of Love,” by Phil Phillips. Particularly the cover by Cat Power.

Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I want to tell you how much I love you

The ocean can feel endless, a circle is endless, life is finite but can be so lovely.

We’re getting a little too philosophical, maybe. It can be a problem around here. We’re aware. We’re working on it. But! Those aren’t tears. That’s just the shore wind kicking up sand.

Okay, we’re fine now. Promise. Just go watch this ridiculous video (for a very different sea/love song) while we put ourselves together.

Then head to the Ring Shop for your own embarrassingly beautiful adornment.

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The World in a Ring

O’ what a happy Monday! A day to bring ourselves upright once more, to charge into the new week. (Or revive with a cup of coffee and some deep breathing, and then stride gently up to the day’s to-do…)

Today, a newcomer to the studio asked, why is it called “Breaking Traditions“? Why, because it turns everything we’ve been raised to think about an engagement ring on its head!

It isn’t about rebellion so much as re-imagination: our Breaking Traditions rings use reclaimed, recycled, or ecologically-sourced wood and eons-old minerals, designed to respect our world while celebrating the wearer’s own, fresh view.

The World in a Ring

This “Breaking Traditions” mahogany ring is inlaid with mother of pearl, lapis, malachite, and red coral.

Mother of pearl is pretty and tough, the iridescent shield that protects the inner pearl.

Lapis lazuli is the source of a painter’s ultramarine, the platonic ideal of blue for artists (and us).

Malachite is a terrestrial green, a green of protection and healing and growth.

Red coral comes from the caverns of the ocean, a pulsing vermilion in the deep.

And in the design, with care and craft, all of it comes together: an emblem for a promise, an honorific of a connection, a signification of who you are and who you mean to be.

Let us help you celebrate your sweet difference! Wishing you a happy, healthy, productive week!