23 March 2010

fire and ice.

Life imitates art or art imitates life?

When we designed our precious jewelry collections, Volcanico and Antarctica, the design concept was fire and ice. Little did we know that fire and ice would become a reality in Iceland this past week. News of the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull (AYA-feeyapla-yurkul) volcano – dormant for almost 200 years - captured our attention at the studio.

This photograph by Ragnar Axelsson via National Geograhic.com shows an icecap exploding and is everything but a gentle reminder of the power of Mother Nature and the respect we should have for this incredible gift called planet Earth.

Thankfully the 500 local residents were evacuated without incident.

For a BBC video of the volcano, please click here.

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