Galileo’s heliocentric theory, which stated that the Earth moves around the Sun, challenged the church’s belief that the earth was the center of the universe. As a result, Galileo was judged as heresy by the church and demanded to recant his heliocentric theory.
According to popular legend, after recanting his theory that the Earth moved around the Sun, Galileo allegedly muttered the rebellious phrase, "E pur si muove" (“And yet it moves"). A 1640s painting by the Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, in which the words were hidden until restoration work in 1911, depicts an imprisoned Galileo apparently gazing at the words "E pur si muove" written on the wall of his dungeon.
Although Galileo was not free in his body and speech, but his soul could never be constrained by any external threat. The necklace’s wing was Galileo’s free spirit beyond space and time. "E pur si muove" (“And yet it moves") – no matter what happens, our wing of freedom stills moves; it moves around the center of our soul.
Materials: 24 kt yellow gold plating, sterling silver 925 solid. Handmade by sculptor in Prato, Italy.
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Fierce Necklace I Gold
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