• Montana Agate, locally sourced & one of a kind
• Handcrafted and engraved thick sterling silver bezel (frame) on a half round silver band, finished with a soft satin sheen.
• Size 7.25
“When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul”
One of my favorite hymns to be sure. 💛 But did you know that this beautiful song was born out of tragedy? The story of Horatio Stafford, the author of these cherished lyrics, is beyond heartbreaking. In short...he lost a fortune in the Great Chicago fire, lost his son to scarlet fever, then lost all four of his daughters in a tragic shipwreck. He was inspired to write these lyrics while onboard a ship as he passed by the spot where his daughters had died, on his way to meet his wife who was “saved alone” in the shipwreck. I can’t even imagine that level of loss. And yet, through his suffering, his soul found refuge and peace in God.
I find that level of faith truly remarkable. And this song gets me every time.
One of my favorite stones of this upcoming collection 🖤, this uniquely beautiful Montana agate has such a soothing feel to it, but I swear it has a mind of its own. In the beginning stages of the process, I had finished up a thick silver frame for it when “it is well with my soul” popped into my head and just wouldn’t leave. I tried to evacuate it for the next day or so (trust me, getting these thick bezels formed correctly is no small feat 🤦♀️), but I just couldn’t get it out of my head. So I scrapped the first bezel and remade another, incorporating the verse.
I think it feels just right now. And I hope it speaks to one of you the way it spoke to me. 🙏