I think about these people often. I think about how I am here because they survived over 100 generations. I think about my people 3,000 years ago. The land they lived on, their homes and hearths, what they ate. I think about their religious beliefs and I think about this painting which may capture some aspects of their world, even if now some of it is only imagined.
I looked at this painting in an antique store for a long time. It’s colors, it’s rhythm spoke to me, and because it said the same thing every time I went back, I bought it. I probably have 20 books on the Ancient Celts, their knot patterns, stone work, gold and silver work. My people go back to Northern Europe, and in truth, all of our ancestors were around somewhere 3,000 years ago. I feel this ring deeply. Especially the deep engraved Celtic patterns on the east and west sides. This says something that echoes and resonates within me. It says something similar to the painting, different, yet similar.
SparHawk Maine Tourmaline
Now to the gem. It’s a native natural gem of Maine, SparHawk mint green teal Maine tourmaline. It’s from a gem mine 28 miles north of our store, cut by a Maine Irish guy who is totally obsessed with gem precision and perfection. There is symphony and harmony in the balance and flow of light within the gem. It’s color and brilliance whispers Celtic beginnings.
I’d like to go back 3,000 years and show the ring to one of my ancestors. They would get it. They’d understand. I’m absolutely certain they and everyone around would all approve of the ring, and if I said to a group of Celtic villagers my minimum price is 16 sheep, two rams, and 3 oxen, there would be stiff competition among all assembled.
SparHawk Maine Tourmaline
Our Ancient Celts ring sits low to the finger, is super comfortable, all surfaces are smooth. The center gem is super safe within a full gold surround to lock and hold the gem in place. We can guarantee it’s solid safety easily for 100 years. Great piece, great look.
The Most Significant Find of Tourmaline
Anywhere in the World is Happening in Maine
One of Maine’s most famous tourmaline mines laid fallow for nearly 100 years, then a young guy came along with faith and vision, bought the property, and began exploring for gems again, and as they say, “The rest is history”.
We are pleased to report the old gem mine is now producing SparHawk Mint Green Teal Tourmaline – the world’s newest tourmaline find and at the moment the most important tourmaline discovery in the world.
SparHawk Mint Green Teal Tourmaline is a rare color of green, the result of a unique chemistry of the rock in this part of Maine. This chemistry has created the brightest, most brilliant gemmy green tourmaline we’ve ever had the privilege to offer.
Since this new discovery, we’ve created an amazing collection of SparHawk tourmaline jewelry. This is an exciting time in Maine history. We show many of our SparHawk pieces of jewelry online. To see our complete SparHawk tourmaline collection visit our store in Portland, Maine.
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