MOTHER TREE RING — RUTILATED QUARTZ
We know a thing or two about trees, especially in south Louisiana. We live our lives nestled under their canopies. You can't help but feel exposed, almost vulnerable, in places less blanketed by branches full of leaves.
Beyond their shade and the cozy sense of being held in the landscape, their roots keep together the eroding ground beneath our feet. As humans, we know trees provide — food in the form of fruits and nuts and shelter in the form of the 2x4s and plywood that frame up the places we call home. We know they feed and house the smallest creatures to the largest. We know that, in mass, trees cool the planet and create the air we breathe.
We are just beginning to understand how they care for each other. And of all the things we know about trees, their relationships with each other might be the most fascinating.
We are learning there are what scientists call "hub trees" or "Mother Trees." These mother trees are the oldest and usually the largest in the forest. Through an extensive network of mycorrhizal fungi, they can transfer everything from nutrients for thriving to hard-earned wisdom for surviving.
This new ring is an homage to majestic mother trees that hold ancient wisdom and continue to carry creation onward.
The Mother Tree ring depicts two bold carved trees on either side of the band holding a beautiful 20-millimeter set cabochon.
Made by hand in our south Louisiana studio.
Each piece varies slightly due to its handmade nature.
*Note: Sterling Silver and 14k Gold prices may vary due to fluctuation in the gold and silver markets.