Diamond In The Rough
The Detroit Diamond Signet
Countless hours in the manufacturing facility and design house doing research on new techniques, completing work orders for clients and writing while meditating on where I was, where I am versus where I am going. The life and work of a silversmith, jeweler is a peculiar one. You may see the glitz and glam of how the light reflects off the impeccably polished sterling silver surface but it's not all the glamorous life. I am usually covered in investment material and my fingernails are never clean. Most of these things are trivial when considering the grand scheme of things. One things for certain, I am doing what I love daily and that is the truest gift that one can ever receive. I've had to work for it - it's still a process, meaning I am still working for it . The daily grind, they physical labor of creating jewelry requires my physical, my mind and spiritual body in tact. The daily grind is about how I can sustain the living of doing what I love every single day, for the rest of my life. Yesterday, I worked in the facility until much after 4am. I lost track of time in a space of peace, solitude and meditation while working on the work that I find most of my healing and existence in.
The Detroit Free Press once headlined me and my story with A Diamond In The Rough printed in bold and unapologetic typography. This headline has never been truer. I am, in fact, a diamond in the rough.
A diamond cultivated from the earth which has took thousands of years to form and with immense heat and pressure, a unique gemstone has been created. Without any human intervention, I give you diamonds in the rough - in their most natural state, cast directly into a 3D printed signet ring.
The perfect marriage of ancient and innovative technology.
New Moon (in Aries) Affirmations -
- Go all in.
- Don't be afraid to fail.
- Trust the process.
- Above all, self-care first.