Despite loss of freedom under house arrest, Galileo dedicated his time to one of his finest works, Two New Sciences. In this masterpiece, he summarized work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials. The book was initially published in Holland to avoid the censor. As a result of this work, Galileo is called the "father of modern physics”. No matter how much we have lost, as long as the faith exists, in the end, we will still find where our hearts belong.
This pair of earrings is a highlight of Galileo’s findings throughout his life. It’s a combination of both the heaven and the earth. For the heaven part, the pearl and planetary orbit represent Galileo’s heliocentric theory, which states that the Earth moves around the Sun. For the earth part, the triangular cone symbolizes the free fall of objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where Galileo conducted experiment on the earth to prove his theory about gravity. The earrings are about more than just elegant appearance; underneath the delicate design is the inner strength of revolutionary spirit that makes a powerful impact in the world.
Materials: 18 kt gold, fresh pearl. Handmade in Florence, Italy.
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L'Essayeur is pleased to offer discounted worldwide express shipping via DHL.
UK £7.95 (Next day)
Worldwide £15 (1-2 working days)
Each piece of L'Essayeur jewelry is an artwork delicately handmade by Italian sculptors and artists, so please allow us 21 working days to make it perfect for you.
If you have special occasions that need the jewelry sooner, please contact us at email@example.com after placing your order. We'd like to do our best to accommodate your needs.