Foolish Earrings II Gold

We might look foolish, when we start doubting what is regarded as common sense. But sometimes being foolish is great wisdom in disguise.


In 1632, Galileo wrote a book called The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo) , in which he compared the Copernican system with the traditional Ptolemaic system. In the book, Galileo used geometric drawings to supplement his argument that the old theory of a stationary Earth was incorrect. Those contentious ideas were regarded as foolish in the early 17th century, but have become an accepted wisdom of science over time.


The earrings are inspired by an illustration in The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World System, which laid a solid foundation for the revolutionary heliocentric theory. Science can be arts, when it goes beyond what we currently know and brings a new understanding of the beautiful universe. This pair of silver earrings, handmade by Italian contemporary sculptor, is itself a dialogue between arts and science, ancient and modern, tradition and innovation, where the revolution and change start.  


Materials: 24 kt yellow gold plating, sterling silver 925 solid. Handmade by sculptor in Prato, Italy.

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Foolish Earrings II Gold

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