Congratulations to Oceana Madani from University of San Francisco. She is the recipient of the Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship for the Spring of 2017. The Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship program is a needs based scholarship and is awarded to students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution.
What I find in jewelry that makes it so special is that it often can symbolize any meaningful event in one’s life. It can be passed on through generations, given by a significant other as a sign of love and affection, or it can be gifted on any special occasion. I have two necklaces that mark the anniversary of my relationship with my boyfriend. I wear these necklaces every day as a reminder of how much he loves me, even if we live in different locations. My sister’s mother-in-law told me a beautiful story of all her wedding rings. Her first ring from her husband was when they were 20 and every few years or so he would keep giving her another ring, each more expensive than the one before, because it symbolized how far they made it in their relationship. The fact that jewelry symbolizes so many different forms of love makes it my favorite part of it.
Not only does the jewelry in its original form create a symbol of love, it is always beautiful that it can be customized to each person. Even with weddings and fashion, they can be created in the eye of its creator. Some ideas and people are so unique it is impossible to find a standard idea to make their dream jewel or wedding become part of their reality. The amazing aspect of shell jewelry is that every shell is different and can be wrapped in metal in any way. Island jewelry is one of my favorite styles of jewelry because you can either do it yourself or ask someone to shape it the way you want it and I just find that to be incredible.
There are many types of jewelry from different parts of the world, that by itself is amazing. How other cultures can create their own style of jewelry. In Hawaii, they create shell jewelry. The amazing aspect of shell jewelry is its individuality that every shell is different and can be wrapped in metal in any way. Island jewelry is one of my favorite styles of jewelry because you can either do it yourself or ask someone to shape it the way you want it and I just find that to be incredible. I truly believe all these aspects of jewelry and what it does for a person.