"I asked Jean to cut a Zambian tourmaline for me and send it to me unseen; that I would design for the stone and tell the story of a stone. I wanted to challenge him a little bit too since his stones usually denote only power and less romance, so I asked him for a romantic stone. Maybe a stone for an engagement ring."
"Sometime in January, this stone showed up in the mail. She reminds me of flowers, of blooms. That first blush when a bud opens up, that first moment of love-that sweetness. The stone is sweet yet the story of the metal is complex. The masculine and the feminine elements. Not surprisingly, I was chatting with a friend about the stone and she said her name is Delila. I remembered the biblical story and I thought the name was accurate. The nature of the temptress vs the God given strength of a woman. I love that beauty can be delicate, beautiful, powerful, complex and destructive. With that idea in mind, I started crafting the ring and what came to life, came to life. She takes my breathe away. I won't lie. "