The Caribbean Sea Design Collection is inspired by the translucent waters, shimmering beaches, and emerald islands that beckon those who thirst for romance and adventure to set sail on the Caribbean Sea.
Genuine 8mm picture jasper gemstone beads
Solid 925 silver10mm custom Global Zen Life centerpiece with 1.5mm blue sapphire center stone
Solid 925 silver custom Global Zen Life accent end beads and square bead slider
Sand colored beeswax coated cord
Centuries ago, a fledgling tree took root on a bluff overlooking a small harbor town. As a sapling, it saw the port grow. Young people, strong and courageous, came from far away with the dream of a life on the sea. Each morning, before sunrise, the tree watched the great sailing ships leave the harbor, slowly disappearing over the horizon, their crews brimming with anticipation for what may come.
As the tree grew, it saw the ships return from their voyages - most of them. Tall and strong on the bluff, It heard the sailors' stories of harrowing adventures, distant lands, untold riches, and ancient civilizations. It witnessed the families mourn for the explorers who would remain with the sea forever, and it watched their sons and daughters carry on their journey as if it had never ended.
As the tree began to bend under its own weight, it watched the audacious sailors age into seasoned seafarers, their white beards and weathered faces bearing the marks of those who dare to meet the forces of nature on the open seas.
One day, new vessels began arriving at the port. Made of metal, the new generation of ships moved through the waves with propellers, no longer dependent on the trade winds for passage. More and more iron ships arrived, until finally not a single sail could be seen on the horizon.
The once mighty tree, now graying and broken, no longer heard the the sound of sails unfurling in the wind, or the sailors' tales of adventure. And it no longer saw the young sons and daughters continue on the course set by their forbearers.
This cannot be, the tree thought. Is this really the end of the golden age of exploration? Who will carry on, braving the open sea, and who will travel to undiscovered lands? But there was no one left who could sail by the winds and currents, or navigate by the stars.
Unwilling to let the spirit of the great sailing ships die, with its last ounce of strength, the tree hurled itself into the sea, its thick trunk and long branches cracking and shattering into pieces as they met the forces of nature head-on. And it drifted out of the harbor, guided by the winds and currents, following the routes forged by generations before.
If, in the course of your travels, you happen upon a graying old piece of tree washed up upon the shore of some undiscovered beach, beautifully weathered by the winds and the sea, sit with it for a moment. Run your fingers over its salt-smoothed surface and deep ragged crevices. Imagine where it has been, and ask yourself - "Am I the one to carry on the tradition...?"
Celebrate the spirit of the great sailing ships proudly with our Driftwood Sapphire Gemstone Bracelet. Handcrafted of genuine picture jasper imbued by nature with the intricate beauty of natural wood, and featuring a solid silver custom cast centerpiece highlighting a brilliant blue sapphire, this timeless work of jewelry art pays tribute to the fearless adventurers who braved the open sea long before the age of the iron ships.
Pair with complimentary pieces from our Caribbean Sea and Coral Reef Design Collections for a time-honored nautical look, and keep the golden age of exploration alive for generations to follow.
Global Zen Life plants a tree and funds a charity with each purchase. Your ideals matter; if you would like for us to donate a portion of your purchase amount to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches, select Surfrider Foundation from our list of important causes.
Global Zen Life jewelry is handcrafted by our artisans from genuine natural stone and precious metals. Each piece is unique and may vary slightly in size, shape, and color. To offer you the greatest possible design options, Global Zen Life jewelry is made to order; please allow 2-3 business days for completion prior to shipping.