From the artist: "There is an ancient saying that there are 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. During our lives, we will all experience both, in more of a balance than most of us can bear to accept.
Borrowing from the ancient Roman’s depiction of the number 10,000 (X̅) and the concept of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows from the ancient Taoists and Buddhists, I created this ring as a reminder of the human experience of both—a simple raised X for joy, a simple stamped X for sorrow.
A reminder that when in joy, savor it for the gift that joy is. And when in sorrow, do not push it away, but sit with it, do not make more or less of it, but accept it as part of this very human experience and embrace the fluctuation between."
Mimosa Handcrafted jewelry is made from bronze that polishes back to brand new even after years of wear. Handmade in Baton Rouge, LA.