On 22nd June 1633, Galileo was forced to sign the confess letter for the Rome Church and recant his heliocentric theory. He was allowed to return to his villa in Florence in 1634 under house arrest after prisoning in Rome. However, it was just the beginning of a series of loss. Besides losing his public support for the heliocentric theory, Galileo lost his beloved daughter Virginia and struck by the sadness, lost his eyesight. With the loss of heliocentric theory, daughter and eyesight, never had Galileo’s world been so dark.
Loss is the price we pay for what we believe. Without persistence in our belief, we wouldn’t have experienced the overwhelming resistance and external threat that take our precious part of life away. The feelings of loss may appear heavy and dark, but on the other side of the loss, is our faith in something bright, which can never be buried by the darkness.
The oxidized silver necklace has the dark hue of loss, but the triangular cone pointed to our heart, where the faith resides. The fresh pearl and gold represent what we truly value in our life, which will never be lost in the darkness. As rebels, we embrace loss, because every loss gets us closer to what ultimately matters in our life.
Materials: 18kt gold, oxidized silver, fresh pearl, thaiti pearl. Handmade in Florence, Italy.
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Lost Necklace Small I
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