Monday, February 16, 2015

Strength, resilience and wisdom

Kirsten and I wrote back and forth for almost 6 months.  She and Norm have been happily married now for a couple of years.  I was thinking about them, and their rings today and Kirsten's lovely positive attitude.   They commissioned David to create their rings from a dark Hawaiian Koa wood with inlays of Lapis Lazuli, Eliat and Turquoise for Kirsten, and Lapis for Norms ring.  
Kirsten was wonderful to work with. 
In September of 2013 she wrote

Dear Nicola and David; 
We excitedly picked up our rings from the post office yesterday.
In anticipation we opened up the package to reveal the most gorgeous pieces of art!! We are so pleased with the final products. The are beautiful!!
Thank you again for all your guidance, patience and support through the design process. The entire experience was filled with such wonderful care and personal touches.
We are thrilled to be able to exchange these rings with each other. They have so much meaning and truly represent what we value in each other; our individuality. The Koa wood symbolizes strength, resilience and wisdom, which we continue to strive for as a couple.
Thank you again so much  

With warmth and gratitude,
And a few months after their 'little big day' as Kirsten described it, she writes:

We both receive wonderful compliments on our gorgeous rings on a daily basis :-)

Thank you again for all your guidance and support through the design and creation of our beautiful rings. 
You and David have become an important part of our love story!!

Our thanks to you Kirsten and Norm, and much love. Wishing you at least one lifetime of happiness together.