Yesterday was an exciting day–our rings came. We had them designed and manufactured in Kona and have been waiting for them to arrive.
When we were in Hawaii, Maximus surprised me by going into a jewelry store. This store specialized in rings made of titanium and wood. What first attracted Him to them was that they made rings with black ebony and He’d been interested in getting lifestyle rings for us to wear on our right ring fingers.
They showed us some very beautiful rings with koa wood and asked what i thought about them. i mentioned that i thought they were beautiful, but it was a shame that they weren’t kiawe wood, as that tree was significant to us (see Contract and Rules Updated and Renewed). Lo and behold, they said they could definitely make rings with kiawe. They spent a lot of time with us and designed custom rings for us made of titanium, ebony, and kiawe. These materials are significant as titanium is strong and resilient; ebony is strong and rare and represents the black rock beach at Kiholo where we have signed our contract and our lifestyle; kiawe is a resilient tree that can live a thousand years in the harshest environments, under which we signed our contract on the beach of Kiholo Bay. They asked if we wanted them engraved, and Maximus stated, “GOT.”
We signed our contract the next day at Kiholo, on the black rock under our kiawe tree.
These rings represent us. They are not merely black rings to signal others of our lifestyle, but bands of meaning and significance, a commitment to our relationship, with us at its core. They are beautiful and strong, sexy and meaningful, and GOT.