It takes a special woman to wear this sapphire: The kind of woman that spends her morning in a puffy down jacket sipping coffee from a tin cup, her breath condensing in the cool late-spring mountain air. She’s on the log of a downed pine tree on the gravelly shore of Peeler Lake at the northeast border of Yosemite—a spot of perfect, deep blue in the otherwise green and grey pattern of rolling Sierra granite. There is still some snow on the peaks around, but the spring has mostly given way to the fluorescent green of the early summer meadows. The walnut wood in her ring is her connection to nature, the sapphire the color of the lake, and the topaz her lightness of spirit and mood.
Cherries are a great summertime fruit and my wife and kids love them, too! We inlaid the wood from a Cherry tree into this white gold band and it looks great. Makes a great stacking ring or pair it with a Cherry wood engagement ring.
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.