In the hills of Bavaria northeast of Frankfurt, nestled at the thin headwaters of the river Sinn, is the town of Oberwildflecken. The town is hidden by the topography, but just below the summit of the highest peak, looking directly down at the sleepy hamlet, is Kloster Kreuzberg, the ancient and austere Franciscan monastery. In the stone belfry was found a Spartan chest, empty but for a single iron key. That key opened a tall oaken door deep in the catacombs of the Kreuzberg, held by substantial rivets and sanded smooth. Behind the heavy and leaden door was a single brass table, waist-high, and on that table a lone white gold and mahogany ring, ancient in design, ancient in construction, brilliant and timeless in appearance.
14K White Gold
Mahogany Wood inlays
12 1.5mm .015ct, SI1, G-H Color, Very Good-Cut Diamonds
The thinness of the wood inlay creates a sleek, streamlined look. It’s subtle in comparison to her engagement ring, allows the diamonds of the latter to appear larger and brighter. It goes with nearly every wood and nearly every style of ring, feels at home in every wedding. It’s comfortable on the beach at sunset, in a springtime field, in the ballroom during cocktail hour. An all-around fine choice for a woman who values simple design, straightforward appeal.
The dark, thin streak of Koa brings the white gold to life. In the intimately-lit speakeasy where the reception is held, this ring draws the eye from across the room. Stacking perfectly with any of our redwoods, whether white gold or platinum setting, this ring outshines its environs. In the ballroom after the ceremony, at the bar, it glows like a heavenly beacon, and in the sun it gathers all the light it can and reflects it outwards, multiplied.
You won’t find the rare pink topaz sitting in your backyard. We found this one deep in a eucalyptus forest, where the sunlight filtered through the needles to illuminate little dandelion tufts drifting on the breeze. Where the ambient sound wasn’t cars or busses or people, but squirrels ferrying nuts down the trunks in the late fall air. And there, sitting on a rock, the glistening pink topaz ring, complete with its eucalyptus wood inlay, and resting beside it, your siren.