Friday, January 17, 2014
There is more to fruit than meets the eye. One man draws his inspiration from a citron.
The man had his whole life ahead of him. He wanted to travel. See the world, soak in all the different cultures and treasure the experience. It was in the Middle East where he discovered the perfect Citron. A ritual was to be performed before each harvest season, in which the fruit of the citron, or the "goodly trees" was received. Religious leaders were dispatched to scour the region for the perfect citron. It was at the harvest festival that the man met a most attractive young lady. The man fell in love with the woman and promised to return for her one day. It was several years before the man made it back. The two embraced one another, but the woman pulled back to ask the man what exactly took him so long. "I couldn't return without the perfect citron," said the man as he presented her with a Michael M Citrine diamond ring.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.