Brookie Ring - Size 8
Every year at this time, I feel called to create a few special pieces of fishy jewelry inspired by the brook trout spawn. This ring is a brand new design born from that inspiration and I'm thrilled with how it came out. All hand-sawn, hand-textured right down to the last itty bitty detail - a brook trout leaps around a ribbon turquoise set sideways to depict the flow of a river. This ribbon turquoise is all natural, hand-mined and hand-cut and old stock (dating from the 70s) from the Stone Mountain mine in Nevada. White host rock with a striking green river flowing through it. Doesn't get any better than this ;) This ring will best fit a finger size 8. Measures 8.5 on a ring mandrel. Please note: there is some surface texture on the stone, this is a reflection of the fact that this turquoise is entirely natural and untreated and has no bearing on the integrity of the stone.
Fall is such a magical time of year here on the north shore. I never loved it more than when I was still working as a forest technician on the land. The bugs have died down, the days are still warm, with late summer thunderstorms turning to bluebird skies on a dime. At night, clear starry skies & dancing northern lights if you’re lucky to be a small ways from city lights. Bears gorging happily on berries at dusk, & the clear, cold streams that feed Lake Superior overflowing with beautiful trout & salmon.
One September afternoon I sat just upstream from where the cold water river feeds into the big lake. I’d spent the day working deep down a bush road high up in the Algoma mountain ranges here in northern Ontario. The water was so full of spawning brookies that they were swimming on top of each other. It was a beautiful day, the sun beating down on my back, my body bone tired from day of good, honest work, and I had such a peaceful feeling of wonder & belonging in my heart. I hope this ring evokes in you some of the sweet magic of September.
All handcrafted using traditional silversmithing techniques, with my own two hands and a lot of heart and soul. Each North Star Silver order comes lovingly packaged and ready for gift-giving. I use GOTS-certified organic cotton jewelry bags and/or 100% post consumer recycled kraft jewelry boxes with natural cotton filling.
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