The instrument in this picture is a 10x loupe (pronounced loop). They are used in the jewelry industry examine diamonds, for example. This loupey heart photo sent to me by my friend Denise, a fellow diamond lover. I use mine to help me examine my prongs, make sure my ring is clean and for occasions when someone shows me a family heirloom or takes me with them to look at engagement rings for a fiancé-to-be. Yeah, it’s a little obsessive to own one.
I worked with a diamond dealer in NY, Diamonds by Lauren, for many years. And Charles met David, the owner, in a trip to NY in middle school. This one brought back some sweet memories of a time when work was almost play–before Charles was deeply troubled. Before life got complicated. Before his suicide.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.