Foolish Ring 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 the early 17th century, when it was commonly believed that the moon was translucent and perfect sphere, an “eternal pearl to magnificently ascend into the heavenly empyrian” as put forth by Dante, Galileo used his artistic training and knowledge of light contrast to interpret the patterns of light and shadow on the moon as lunar mountains and craters.


Galileo’s new interpretation was regarded as “foolish” when it didn’t fit into the common belief at that time. But it was his “foolishness” that unveiled the authentic look of the moon that we know today.


The ring was handmade by Italian contemporary sculptor to reshape our perspective. Instead of showing the moon as an ordinary image of smooth pearl, the moon was sculpted as the mountain ridge, with angles and roughness, which is the authentic look discovered by Galileo. Wear this ring to boldly insist on your own unique belief, no matter how “foolish” you might be thought of. In the end, you will help discover the true “moon” of your life.


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

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Foolish Ring Gold

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