The Ageku Ring: ‘Ageku’ meaning ‘in the end, finally, after all’ in Japanese. A smile peeks it’s way through, as I declare that there is no end, there is no finally. Life is round wire transitioning into square wire, and back again. Loss, discovery, questions, enlightenment. Isn’t that right?
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not yours to determine how good it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is ever pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille
Georgia O’Keeffe by Laura Gilpin (1953) in her home studio. #georgiaokeeffe #studio * #independentfemale *
The Mado Band: Mado, also meaning “window” in Japanese, honors my experience amongst the glittering canyon walls of the mighty Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico. Also built to pair alongside the Misao Ring.
Red gemstones, such as ruby and garnet, were highly valued as talismans, thought to evoke magical properties and protect the wearer from “dangers” such as the loss of land and rank or status. #talisman
Custom medieval-inspired ring for Saul. Blood red Garnet set into recycled 14K Yellow Gold.
Earth is patterns (at North Kingstown, Rhode Island)
Coffee on the porch, mornings in the garden, watching things grow (human and land). My love for these things can’t be expressed enough. (at Woodbury, Connecticut)
What exactly are Salt and Pepper Grey Diamonds? In simple terms, they are the less pure, lower clarity material traditionally considered undesirable when mining for flawless, colorless White Diamonds. Not to be confused with Fancy Greys, Salt and Pepper Diamonds contain significant “inclusions” such as white clouds, dark carbon patches or streaks, feathers, or internal cracks, and their grey undertones can vary from light to dark. They are characteristically visibly flecked with white (salt) and black (pepper) inclusions. These natural and unpredictable patterns mean each is 100% unique. Most impactful of all: we’re supporting low-waste practices and casting a vote for pragmatic sustainability. #themoreyouknow #greydiamonds #ethicaljewelry #sustainabledesign
I keep coming back to this beautiful image by @kara_town. Some moments need no purpose. Admiration and gratitude fill all voids.
Taken in Abiquiú, New Mexico by @kara_town. Fibrous inkjet print.
Letting this piece steep in mystery for just one more night…
The Tilt Necklace: two strong shapes that, in so few words, tell a universal story: this journey is a through one.
photo by @noahsahady | worn by @maly.mann
The Art of Arranging Flowers by Shozo Sato, 1960. Via @idea.ltd #ikebana
Judy Dater | Self-Portrait Holding Up Rock, 1983
It was only a matter of time…the Masumi Contour Band is here! A snug fit with the long-loved Masumi Ring. Also available in Sterling Silver. Thank you for being you, I’ve felt an extra dose of love here recently. XO
#mhisaejewelry #goldband #14kgold #sterlingsilver #recycledmetal #ethicaljewelry #fairtradediamonds