Months and months of thinking and dreaming and researching.
Over one hundred stones were purchased -
while girlfriends bought amazing shoes and Vera Wang dresses to recover from their broken hearts I purchased little bits of the earth
hoping they would literally ground me.
Now that I finally feel like I am ready to send more of them out into the world
I dream of what word or image to stamp into the pieces of jewelry they'll adorn.
Mother nature made these jewels for us and
Lapidary artists patiently pulled out their colors and shined them up nice.
I have hoarded them until I knew I could properly honor their shapes and heavenly hues.
This is the year of their marriage with metal
When they will meet the person to whom they belong.