The Journey Sterling Ring was created as a symbol representing the Sea Glass Journey story that Polly Schulze authored after the passing of both her Mom and Dad to cancer back in 2008.
"While my Mom and Dad were struggling with cancer in 2007, I began running the beach to clear my thoughts. It was there that I made my first sea glass discovery. So for the next few months I collected a good amount of sea glass that I kept in jars on my window sill where the sun would illuminate their gorgeous colors. Unfortunately in 2008 I lost both of my parents within a month of each other and I was a mess. The grief was almost too much to bear. Sitting with that grief I began looking at my sea glass treasures and thought that they would be really pretty in photos. So that's what I did, I took photos. One day while trying to create a scene with my sea glass I dropped a large awesome piece of cobalt blue and it broke right in half. I was devastated and almost threw it away considering it useless. But I didn't and I photographed it anyways. And once I saw the photos that I took of that broken piece and admired it’s broken beauty it came to me that there is indeed beauty beyond brokenness. And in that moment I sat down and wrote The Sea Glass Journey story. And also in that moment I began my healing journey from grief and my own brokenness. A few years after writing the story and offering it as a way for others to heal, I began to wonder what the symbol would look like that represented The Sea Glass Journey story and that is when I created The Journey. The Journey symbol and sterling line of jewelry is a manifestation of my story and it is my wish that it may bring hope to others who may be struggling and in pain. It has been almost ten years since I lost my Mom and Dad and as intense as the pain and the grief was, it did and does continue to get better. Joy will once again replace the pain and laughter the tears. Trust in your own journey and believe."
Your Journey Sterling Ring comes in your choice of sizes ranging from 5-9 and will be packaged in a natural kraft gift box with cotton inside. You will also receive a free "Sunshine" sterling silver polishing cloth to keep your ring nice and shiny!
Jennifer (Submitted on Oct 11th 2017)
Thank you Polly for creating a ring out of your beautiful, and very meaningful, Sea Glass Journey necklace. I purchased my 'Journey' necklace during my first visit to your beautiful store in Capitola back on 2014. I treasure this necklace and wear it almost everyday. I must add, I have received many compliments on it as well! The meaning behind its design has stuck with me from the moment I read the story you displayed with the necklace. Fast forward 3 years, I purchased another necklace, this for my sister who is going through a tough time in her life. I wanted her to have this necklace as a constant reminder that she will get through this. It is helping her in her journey! My daughter, who was with me when I visited in 2014, and encouraged me to make the purchase, has always liked the design of the pendant and its story but does not typically wear a necklace. Out of the blue she emailed you to see if you could make a ring, and you did! I ordered it for my daughter and I must say, it is more beautiful than expected. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are amazing and so is your jewelry!