On an uncharacteristically clear and dark night, I saw from my back yard a star I’d not previously noticed directly over my studio. I stared in disbelief because I was seeing what I should not have been able to see without a telescope: a glowing, elongated ellipse, a binary star system. After some investigation, I discovered it was Capella, the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga. It was more than a binary start. Capella is actually a quadruple star system made up of two binary pairs and was the brightest star in our sky 210,000 years ago. As I brought this ring with its glowing, elongated ellipse closer to completion, I thought of Capella’s light reaching my studio from nearly 43 light years away. While I would never be so arrogant as to believe the stars could possibly have any concerns at all about the day to day affairs of us humans, their wonder and beauty endlessly inspire my own creativity.
Chased and stamped, fine silver bezel surrounding a natural Peruvian opal with a wire patterned fused shank of sterling silver. All materials originally formed from stardust.
1.25″ x .75″ x 1.25″ Fits size 7-3/4 to 8