Michelle is a gorgeous 'cage' ring. The stone is one that has been sitting on my shelf, waiting its turn for months. Now just happened to be the right time. I don't know where I got it - maybe in Portland, Anchorage or Austin. I don't even know what type of stone it is - my mentor said possibly aquamarine.
All I know is that the stone is soft and the ring is beautiful. It was one of those strong pieces that spoke to me and I worked feverishly and determinedly until I finished it.
Later that day, I bought Michelle Obama's book Becoming and realized that the book cover was the exact same shade of blue as the stone in the ring. It was fate. The ring had to be named after her. It emulates her strength and beauty so wonderfully, that I couldn't have created a better ring for her if I had tried.