We didn’t think we could get close. The sun was beating down on the dusty road just outside of Mozambique when we came across the serpent tightly coiled at our feet, not yet rearing, but on the defense. It had been wandering the wilds for millennia, the ancient clouded eyes, the jaded mind, untamed, and we thought untamable. Then she appeared behind us. She got closer than any of us dared, knelt down, looked closely into its turgid eyes, and whispered softly. The snake rose up, and the two of them glided gently away back into the desert.
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.