The memories of our loved ones follow us like stardust.
Quietly inviting us to connect with the simplest parts of ourselves.
I hope these memory capsules carry this stardust close to your heart, reminding you of your heritage yet heralding your future.
It all started with this ring. My memory of my Grandma Martin.
This ring was the first piece of “nice” jewelry I have–a ring that my granddad Martin gave to my grandma for an anniversary. He put it on layaway with the mall store for months. Grandma gave it to me a number of years ago for a pre-Christmas gift, and it’s traveled with me through opera auditions, hard decisions, moving, and joyous celebrations. She passed two years ago, and I wore it to her funeral.
Jewelry is the world’s tiniest memory capsule. I’m proud to echo forms of this ring throughout the collection–angular yet soft, lacy yet strong.
If you came to me with a face I have not seen, with a voice I have never heard, I would still know you. Even if centuries separated us, I would still feel you. Somewhere between the sand and stardust, through every collapse and creation, there is a pulse that echoes of you and I.
…Love is the only thing we take with us. It is all we carry from one life to the next.
–LANG LEAV (Memories)