Friday, March 25, 2011

Eternity Ring

Hot off the bench.  Just finished this morning.  A special commission from a dear aquaintance and friend.  An eternity ring.  Inspired by and oh so carefully made with this extract from Louis de Bernières' Captain Corelli's Mandolin in mind.  Important words, words to live by and ones which were read at the couple's wedding.


"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. 


Eternity Ring for R and J by Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2011
You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. 


Eternity Ring for R and J by Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2011
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. 


Eternity Ring for R and J by Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2011
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two."


Eternity Ring for R and J by Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2011
I'm now basking in the fire from those 'diamonds' - nothing like a job well done to finish the week on!

3 comments:

  1. 2 posts of wonderfulness. and 1 white wine bedazzled spectator (how is that for cryptic! )

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely gorgeous Cari-Jane!! I love your recounting of Captain Corelli's Mandolin in between photos....made the ring and it's significance even more beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just fabulous...

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...