A dear and deep heart is hard to come by. Troubled but beautiful, romantic and achingly sweet. Emily Dickenson had such a heart, which is apparent in every line of her poems (1,800 of them in fact).

Born in 1830, Emily was a shy and quiet girl who wanted to spend all of her time with her books and in her garden (don't we all?). Highly educated for that time, she went to school and returned home after a series of deaths in her family and with her friends. These losses, so many and so close together started a fascination in Emily about death. She became a recluse, writing for endless hours into the night, stopping to garden in her atrium she had built so she could garden through all seasons. 

Beautiful and smart, Emily had many suitors. She turned them all down for a love of solitude and books. She wrote once in her diary that she would write down a word, a single word, and stare at it until it became alive. One of our favorite quotes from her:

"PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry."

For your shy romantic, your book worm, the woman in your life that lights you from inside out. 

Era - Art Deco 

Materials - 18k White Gold & Diamond .70cw G/VS

Size - US 5

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