Like its name suggests, the Monica Rich Kosann 18K Yellow Gold "Courage" Lion Ring has been shaped into the semblance of a lion's head, complete with a full mane that has been arranged as though the rays around a smiling sun. In the place of eyes, there are a couple of gemstones, which possess a sufficient measure of natural brilliance to make them most suitable for the role. Combined, the ring lives up to its name of "Courage," for there is no animal that represents the concept so well in folklore and mythology as the mighty king of the beasts.
The "Courage" ring is an excellent example of the gold and sterling silver lockets, charm bracelets, and other jewellery pieces that can be found in Monica Rich Kosann's collection. Each piece is meant to prioritize two important considerations. First, it must be able to capture something singular about the woman who chooses to wear it. Second, it must be timeless enough as well as reliable enough that it can be passed onto future generations as a heirloom for decades and decades to come. As a result, while Monica Rich Kosann imbues all of her designs with a modern sensibility, she has also provided them with more than their fair share of timeless appeal.