In 1850, the United States Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law, which forbade anyone to aid in the escape of slaves. (Not our brightest moment by far, America. For shame)

But instead of striking fear of punishment, this law only made those people who were passionate about freeing slaves even more dedicated to their cause. One of these people was a woman named Harriet Beecher Stowe, and she was not going to let anyone tell her to turn a blind eye. 

Harriet and her husband housed and protected hundreds of fleeing saves through their relationship with the Underground Railroad. Feeling like this wasn't enough, she reached out to an anti-slavery magazine to write a short- story series depicting the terrible conditions and lives of slaves. These 3-4 articles turned in 40, and then turned into the very bestseller that we still know and love - "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 

Published in over 60 languages, this novel gave Harriet the platform to speak to hundreds of thousands of slave owners, abolitionists and Congressmen. Right before the Civil War (which her son participated in) she met with President Abraham Lincoln and implored him to take action to free the people enslaved. 

Until her death, Harriet Beecher Stowe continued to represent the true fight for others, championing them when they could not champion themselves, even teaching at a school opened for the children of emancipated slaves to ensure that they received the care and education they rightly deserved. 

With this rings' sweeping shoulders spreading out from the sparkling center stone, diamonds aligned perfectly within a beautifully engraved border, we thought it was a perfect representation of Harriet's wide open arms to protect those who needed it most. 

Era - Art Deco

Materials - Platinum & Diamonds .75cw Center I/SI2

Size - US 7


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