My Black Diamond Collection was inspired by my spiritual journey through the sacred images of nature depicted in the philosophy of Shan Shui art. Based on the teachings of the I Ching, Shan Shui captures the emotion and atmosphere of the mountains and waters, and I wanted to design a line of jewelry that also captured the beauty I found in my personal journeys in the far East. The Black Diamonds represent the reflecting stones I saw in the mountain streams as I walked with my Master and learned some of the most valuable lessons of my life.
As an art form, Shan Shui evokes a sanctuary of peace, patience, and harmony. My jewelry was inspired and designed to evoke and maintain those same meditative qualities in whomever wears it, to follow them throughout their day, and to remind them of their dreams and desires. Like all of my designs, every piece in my black diamond collection works like a life compass, keeping the wearer on course toward personal happiness.