Wow. Popping onto Etsy this evening, I was greeted by this
beautiful ring and simply had to see more. My click-through was well-rewarded; Star of the East
has some beautiful, exotic, borderline glorious jewelry.
The $59 ring, for example is made from a sea urchin found on the seashore. Yes, you read that right: a sea urchin. After being collected, it was cleaned, filled with polyurethane foam, covered with epoxy for protection, and then...well, decorated. And well-decorated, too. Silver thread and a rhinestone were added before the unique cabachon was set onto a detailed, handmade
sterling silver ring. Spectac-u-rama! Isn't it gorgeous? Elegant? And oh-so-different. Coordinating earrings
are also available for $37.
Several more sea urchin and seashell rings
are available at a broad range of prices (roughly $30-$60). I know that is a wee bit on the pricey side, but for what you are getting...no. It's worth it. Talk about Creation at your fingertips! There are also some delightfully charming rings
, like this one that reminds me of a garden. This mother-daughter team is coming up with some spectacular stuff!
Star of the East has so many beautiful things...it's going to take a while to thoroughly peruse and enjoy the shop. It's one of those where just window-shopping is an experience well worth taking the time for. Also be sure to check out their blog
, where a giveaway is going on, their supplies shop
, and their more eclectic Gifts & Stars
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