The Only Way Out
When things are tough, I often think of the Robert Frost poem, A Servant To Servants, where he says "the best way out is always through." Sometimes, the only way out of a tough spot is through, which is what inspired this ring.
The stripes in the lemon-yellow fluorite are the obstacles one has to overcome to survive and grow. The pierced arrow represents the path through challenges- sometimes winding, but always pointed forward.
Size US 8.5
fluorite, sterling silver, fine silver
Pure fluorite is a transparent crystallization of calcium fluoride. But, due to mineral inclusions, radiation, and pressure, it can appear with in different colors, often with interesting banded patterns. Fluorite also glows in black (ultraviolet) light. In fact, the very idea of glowing in ultraviolet light - fluorescence - gets its name from this mineral.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.