These incredibly versatile machines could function as a clock, a compass, an astrological guide, and have been traced back to the 6th Century.
Featuring 12 Canada Mark diamonds in varying sizes, this signet ring is scattered with stars. The markings on the ring hint at the making process- a journey- the centre point is still visible, giving the face of the signet a role of a map or a chart. The diamonds spill out over the guidelines and around the finger, mirroring the spherical movement of an astrolabes layers. Read more
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A History of Hand Motifs in Jewellery
"In the 21st Century, there is an underlying quest to become more than human; as medicine and science advances, there are missions to alter genes, cryogenically freeze ourselves for future breakthroughs, and even move planets to give humanity a new environment. Technology has ensured individuals can communicate more easily and often than ever, and a global pandemic has led to us being physically separated from one another. It is ironic that while we test our newly developed scientific abilities during this strange time, the thing humans long for the most is touch..."
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