I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes me keep doing the work that I do. I know, that you know, that I am passionate about the sustainability of gemstone mining and the ethics of the jewelry industry because we talk about it all the time together. To share something with a like-minded person….that is F U N!
But when I was in Africa last February, I learned that passion can be shared without sharing a single word. Sifting through the gravel at a color change garnet mine, seven of us on hands and knees all felt the passion. The heartpounding gemlust, the pure unadulterated JOY that comes with hunting and finding, total and complete F U N!
To do what we do for the thrill of it, for how great it makes us feel, how satisfied it leaves us and that we shared it with another-I think this is why I make custom jewelry.