August 09, 2006
40th Birthday Ring

18k white and yellow gold, black opal, and diamond

I have been trying to get a decent photograph of this ring for a months but I give up for now. It doesn’t want to be photographed in focus, so you’ll have to look at it slightly burred.

This was presented to me by Tod as a gift on my 40th birthday. We worked with my jewelry designer friend Mami Katsuki and discussed the possibilites during a long rambling conversation over lunch. She took the napkin we’d all sketched on, along with the stones I bought at a jewelry fair, and created this from my ideas of orbits and connections.

I’m so pleased with it that I’m a little bit afraid to wear my precious bauble. But in the spirit of not “saving” good things, I will try to wear it frequently until it is just a comfortable part of my wardrobe.

Posted by kuri at August 09, 2006 02:20 PM


Wow, beautiful!

Posted by: Kimura on August 9, 2006 08:47 PM

That is gorgeous!

Posted by: Jenn on August 9, 2006 09:02 PM

Wow! I’d love to see it on your hand. It’s beautiful.

Posted by: Fran on August 9, 2006 09:44 PM

It is stunning.. the design is magnificent and definately one of a kind.

Posted by: T on August 12, 2006 12:26 PM

Beautiful! Opal and a Diamond?
Yes, show us a picture ofthe ring on your hand please.

I just discovered your site early this morning (looking for “patterns”

Am enjoying it immensely. Consider me a fan.
I have to figure out how to work with Audacity now.

And belated happy b’day wishes. May your forties be grand and glorious!
Greetings fr
om rainy Den Haag.

Posted by: Yolima on August 14, 2006 02:57 PM

I’d love to see a hand shot too!

Posted by: j-ster on August 15, 2006 02:56 PM
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