The great migration by Maike Valcarcel
One of my rings is called “The great migration”.
Why? Here goes the story:
Used to weigh gold dust, which was currency until replaced by paper money and coins. So each weight has a known measurement and a man`s status increases significantly if he owned a complete set of weights. These gold weights can be as old as 600 years or as new as 50 years.
So this little gold weight, maybe a dog or an antelope, made its way from West Africa to
, where I bought it from a street trader. What is it’s history? I can only try to imagine. South Africa
Now this little creature found its place on this ring. It is matched with a pebble from
and old rose cut diamonds which I took out of a ring that I inherited from my great grandmother. They sparkle like sunrays reflected by early morning dew on my favourite tree, the thorn tree. Cape Town
Now, this might not be a ring you want to wear on a daily basis, do the dishes with or dig in the garden- rather see it as a piece of art.