Ten years ago, I stayed at the Trailing Yew Bed & Breakfast on Monhegan Island, Maine. Our room was on the second floor. With no electricity, we were issued a box of wooden matches and told we had an oil lamp in our room.
Sometime after midnight I awoke. I lit the lamp and crept barefoot down the stairs. I took a detour out the front door to the lawn. The grass was wet with dew. It was cool, the air warm. I stepped out into the night. There was no moon, just stars. In all my life I’d never seen anything like it. I leaned back, mouth open, feet wide apart. A band of twinkling stars stretched across the sky. Of course, I’d seen stars before, but never like this. I stood barefoot in the grass for the longest time. Until that night, I had never understood that looking into the Milky Way, I was looking from the outside edge into the heart of our galaxy.
I stood there barefoot on the earth and looked up and saw the Milky Way like I’d never seen it before, a broad band of stars, a river of silver light stretched across the sky. The immensity and majesty, the breadth of the celestial reach was humbling and inspiring.
– RHP, on a visit to Mohegan Island, Maine over 10 years ago.
Alas, 2019 the Trailing Yew was updated for the 20th century. Electricity in all rooms. The dining hall and common areas are still lit by candlelight.
Why We Love This Piece
What’s unusual about this design is that it’s two layered – 20% 22K Yellow Gold exterior, interior underside is 80% Sterling Silver.
The gold is alloyed with a green tint and the surface has a very fine ripple wave finish, like you were in a plane looking out the window 7,000 feet above the sea looking down at the surface of waves.
The edges of the top of the bracelet are wave cut and slightly raised, on the inside back of the bracelet the same slight wave raised surface shows in silver. Across the golden night sky are 62 natural white diamonds weighing a total of .46 carat.
The bracelet interior is engraved:
900 – for 22K Yellow Gold
925 – for Sterling Silver
We have only one. The possibility exists we could make others. We’re not sure; another would be different diamond counts and placement. Length of time to make others is unknown.
Stephen and I go off to the national jewelry show once a year. We have an agenda: must haves, things we can’t live without.
Gems are often a repeatable staple. We also meet new individual designers; makers of jewelry often working on the cutting edge of jewelry design and innovation, and sometimes we discover something the world has never seen. Or it may be a simple classic with a new twist, subtleties, and variations that catch the eye and fire the imagination.
Some of these pieces are truly one of a kind, coming from an independent spirit creator so fierce they never intend to make the same one twice like our Milky Way Bracelet; the number, the count, the position and arrangement of the diamonds differs each time.
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And on all Christmas purchases, returns and exchanges are accepted through January 25th.