this ring has been on my mind for Y E A R S and finally finally has solidified. i'm absolutely overjoyed to meet it in person. starting with our el jefe base, and layering text and gold accents - a very strong ring, to be sure. for men or for women.
the text is from one of my most very favorite authors, nikos kazantzakis, and the novel the fratricides - on the ring it's a bit condensed.
the ring reads:
death i do not fear you
and suddenly he felt free
what does it mean to be free
he who does not fear death is free
is there a greater joy, no!
four 14k gold satellites accent and separate .
the full passage describes how father yánaros has literally dug his own grave:
Father Yánaros, too, had dug his grave here, with his own hands; he had chiseled letters on a tombstone and painted them red: "Death I fear you not!" Father Yánaros stood happily for a moment over his grave. "Death, I do not fear you," he murmured, and suddenly he felt free. "he who does not fear death is free." Father Yánaros stroked his beard, satisfied. God, he pondered, is there is a greater joy than freedom from death? No," he went on, "no!"*
it's part of our literature and lyric line releasing for fall 2014. watch this space, amores.
*Nikos Kazantzakis, The Fratricides, trans. Athena Giankas Dallas (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964), 55.