It began in the mountains of Southern Oregon, and the California Sierra Nevada.  Being a lover of nature, rivers and streams I always found myself drawn to these places.  And ever curious I heard one could find gold if one dug in the right places.  And so I did, always careful to not disturb living things, and always with just a pan to not choke the river with silt.  Sometime later I went to live in Sardinia for a summer to study Italian.  And there I met a girl with eyes as clear as the Sardinian waters.  When I returned to San Francisco I knew I needed to find more gold, gold to make a ring.  When I had enough gold, I had a problem to solve how does one make a ring from raw gold?  Well, everyone says lost wax casting is the way, which is nice but a considerable capital investment.  So a good friend (The venerable Random Rab) of mine asked me "Well how did they do it a thousand years ago?".  So I researched this and came across the ancient method of cuttlebone casting.  Ancient gold smiths would take the dry skull of the cuttlefish and carve in a design, this pure calcium core can take liquid metal up to 3000 degrees fahrenheit.  And so I went about the task, I carved 7 molds in my first attempt to cast a ring, the first 6 failed, then the last try with all my intention and thoughts of love the torch poured it's heat over the metal until it turned liquid.  In that form I saw a universe, it was pink and light blue and all I could see and feel was love.  The last casting took and the first Lynchini was born, born of love, good will and maybe a little magic.   

The Lynchini Collection 


Lynchini collection 


Every Lynchini ring is made in the same way, by hand with love.  Lynchini believes two people who love each other should be able to marry, period.