Carla’s Love Story


The symbolism truly runs deep in this gorgeous 18k yellow gold ring.

The gold itself represents the simple, pure love one can find in family. The hammered exterior represents the trials and tribulations that many families go through together in a lifetime.

Carla and Ashley began this process by talking about the transformation one goes through in life, and the healing properties of Ayurvedic power. Originating in India some 3,000 years ago, Ayurvedic healing is a system of medicine that has ties in certain stone-based therapies. Ashley designed this ring specially so that the sunlight can glance through the lovely, clear phenakite and touch the finger with the healing energies gleaned from the stone. Phenakite was an especially potent choice for this design: the stone is thought to have the ability to readily clear energy pathways in the body. It has also been known to easily clear and heal any chakra, while leading the wearer down new and exciting paths.

The symbolism doesn’t stop at the exterior of this one-of-a-kind ring—inside the ring there are dainty numbers inscribed in a lovely, winding labyrinthine pattern. The pattern of this labyrinth symbolizes the spiritual path Carla has taken through her life, one that evoked spiritual thought and deep introspection. The numbers  themselves are the dates of her parents birthdays, their wedding anniversary, and her own birthday all woven together gracefully to create something deep, beautiful, and meaningful. This inscribing was beautifully done by Top Notch Faceting—the same man who was responsible for the delicate facets put into the phenakite.

The process of creating the ring was almost as important to Carla as the ring itself. She met Ashley at a time in her life when she needed to hear an angel message—the words accompanying the angel wing necklace she bought from Ashley were just what she needed in that moment. They were words of support and love, and Carla ended up buying her sisters angel wing pendants as well. When Carla wanted to make a ring that was special and full of so much meaning, she knew Ashley was the right person to approach about the job. Carla says: “When I was working with Ashley, I felt like I was the only client in the whole world.” She added that Ashley has a capacity and compassion to take in the story that accompanied the ring, and hold all of that with true grace and respect for the piece.

This ring is so much more than just a piece of jewelry—it is a symbol created especially for Carla. When she looks at her finger she won’t only see lovely gold and a gem, she’ll see her family, her triumphs, her ever-buyout hope, and the love that she has in her life.


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