:: Life is short and the story of this ring is a reminder of that truth and also of love. This green stone at the center of this SOL ring was once removed from the leg of a woman I will call E. During a climbing accident with her boyfriend this stone became lodged in her calf after a near fatal fall. Within the year the boyfriend died suddenly in a skiing accent in New Zealand. Working with this stone which was hardly bigger then what you see here, was one of the most nervous and sentimental days in my studio. The purple Amethyst stones were his birthstone . Everything about this ring is a reminder of life. These are the sort of stories I want to build into jewelry. I was honored to create this ring and bring these memories of life together into something beautiful.