The story began many years ago with quiet walks along the beach in Aptos, California. I would lift up prayers for friends and family as I strolled and began to notice heart-shaped stones in the sand. I started to collect them and soon had amassed hundreds of these precious treasures.
One day, I noticed an unusual abstract heart stone in the dry sand. I picked it up and thought it was not perfect enough to keep and tossed it back onto the sand. To my amazement, I heard a small voice inside saying, “You’re not perfect either,” so I picked it back up and placed it in my canvas bag. Later, as I was washing the sand off the stones, I turned this particular stone over and was amazed at what I saw—a beautiful and perfect heart-shaped embedded fossil impression in the stone. I took the stone to a jeweler who created a lost-wax casting for me and soon I had a beautiful pendant and bracelet to share with the world.