the ring

How paradoxical!
A seasoned setter of jewels
And no stone setting.*
Desiring other elements
Than coffined earth
Went light-bodied out
To sea. But the gem
Picked out for me
Green-eyed as a jealous god
Still binds, though it sits
Entombed in its velvet box


*within the first year after the passing of a loved one, Jewish mourners and their family gather at the graveside for a ceremony called the unveiling, the placing of the tombstone

Just 44 words for De's quadrille prompt: Stone