The Ground Above

Pan a little gold, dig a pound of clay, mine a rough diamond, and raise a sheet of moss... combine the four...  I gave this ring to my wife for her graduation, and commencement of her career as an art conservator.  I made the lidded box from white porcelain from Japan's most southern island, Kyushu.  The ring is made of 22K gold, and bezel set with a rose-cut bronze colored diamond.  It was beautifully crafted by New York jeweler Jill Anish, The moss was gathered from the summit of one of the eastern mountains that border Kyoto City.