Well Randy, move over, because you're not the lone resident Orchid
drunk. I've been clean and sober in AA for 19 years so far. So
much for my anonymity.
I have been making pendants featuring the circle with the
equilateral triangle inside (point up) since I started getting back
to making jewelry again about a year ago. I fabricate them out of
12 ga. sterling sheet for a nice heavy feel and bezel set a
triangular cabochon on the center triangle and add a bail. I have
used lapis, turquiose, black jade, and chrysoprase in them. These
are popular even among those members who are more reluctant to let
it be known that they are members because of the stone in the
center. It just looks like a simple, clean design to the
uninitiated. In fact, I have shown them to many people not
associated with AA and have yet to have anyone ask me if the symbol
means something. Without the stone it looks more like some type of
I recently completed a pendant with an intarsia cabochon of sodalite
for the triangle and red jasper for the surrounding circle. I do
not have a website but for anyone who is interested I would be happy
to email some pics.
The circle with the triangle would get my vote for Jame's belt
buckle design theme. It is a simple design that is widely
recognized by fellow members, but not by very many others (except
for about 5,000 Orchidians now). It also has some meaning to it.
The three sides of the triangle represent unity, service, and