For those of you who have been interested in learning a little more about the rings Alicia and I commissioned from Green Lake Jewelry works, see these images below from the March 2009 edition of the MJSA/Journal.
While this article focuses more on the technical challenges faced in putting the ring together (which certainly highlights the brilliance of our designer, Kirk Lang), the second page of the article does hint at the rings historical and philosophical origins.
You’ll find the scanned pages of this article below.
Again, I thank Kirk Lang and everyone at Green Lake Jewelry Works for taking on this challenge – the results are nothing short of a technical, aesthetic, and emotional masterpiece.
Note – these images can be accessed in large format by clicking once on them in the gallery below, then again on the slightly larger image that appears.
I presented the ring with my proposal to Alicia on December 15th, 2008. You can see the proposal – and the answer – as a YouTube video:
Pictures of the event, including a few shots of the rings on hands, are located on Flickr:
Alicia and I will be ready to announce a date for the upcoming wedding very soon; the date will be in the neighborhood of June 2010, in Seattle.
Finally, if you’d like more pictures of the rings, including the men’s version that I wear, a full gallery is available on Flickr:
Alicia and I are looking forward to celebrating with you soon!
-Charles N. Cox