Precious Metal: 14K White Gold
Gems: 70 Fancy Color Sapphires & Rubies = 4.84 carats total (2.3mm round). All natural colors except orangy reds, oranges and yellows. These colors have been enhanced through beryllium diffusion. With increased intensity it adds to the color magic.
The Dreaming Hour
Somewhere between here and there
Cozy and snug – a lullaby prayer.
Love forever, deep and divine
The dreaming hour so sweet, so kind.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Twenty-two years goes by quickly. I remember when we brought our first child home my wife said that routine and music were important. Each evening the pre-bedtime ritual was the same: brush teeth, read books, then sing songs. Without pre-thought or planning we settled on three songs – The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Somewhere over the Rainbow.
Over the first two years we probably sang these songs over 700 times. This lullaby dream time – with the hugs, the cuddling, the kisses; was the best 30 minutes of each day.
Somewhere around age two he started to have an opinion on which songs he wanted to hear. Like all of life, nothing stays the same forever.
Somewhere over the rainbow – a wish, a hope, a dream… our Rainbow Bracelet is a ladder of rainbow color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet sapphires.
Talking with Michael and others who make bracelets like this, it is clear that these are a labor of love. Michael maintains a special gem buying office in Thailand. He gathers gem sapphires in various sizes. Some come naturally colored, other gems require color encouragement: heat and beryllium diffusion. He then sorts and blends to achieve smooth color transitions. He re-cuts all gems to match in size and cutting style. Blending is an important additional step for smooth transitions and flow of color.
Michael loves this work and the sapphire rainbow bracelet is his crowning achievement. While some line bracelets are made with various kinds of colored gems, sapphire is the best gem because it’s the second hardest gem to diamond, making it super strong and supremely wearable.
We call Michael’s bracelet the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bracelet” because Thailand is, at 8,500 miles away, exactly on the other side of the Earth and quite literally “somewhere over the rainbow”.
We have only one Somewhere Over the Rainbow bracelet at a time because bracelets as finely made as this, truly are rare. If you are thinking seriously about this bracelet call because it could be awhile before we have another.
Double Rainbow Tree House
I asked Casey, our in house photographer, if she had any memorable rainbow experiences. She came back quickly with, “not really”. She paused, thought a moment, then said, “I do see a lot of double rainbows from my apartment.”
I was surprised and questioned further. Casey went on, “I can think of maybe two times that there was only one rainbow, and at least four times there were double rainbows. I live on the top floor of an old Victorian house. It’s surrounded by tall oak trees. My friends and I call it the Tree House. I’ve even had a friend send a postcard addressed to my name at, “The Tree House” followed by my actual address.”
Casey painted a wonderful image in my mind, The Double Rainbow Treehouse – a dreamy space and place, a happy home. I asked if she had photos of these double rainbows, and being a photographer, she of course did (though by cell phone only). Pictures shown below.
A Love of Color
Michael, the designer, visits the gem fields and cutting shops in Southeast Asia several times a year. He’s always on the lookout for these tight rainbow progressions. Michael collects them, then he mounts up a fresh collection of pieces.
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