Alkemeya

Tourmaline Waterfall Single Earring

1.150


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  • 14K Yellow Gold, 0.95 gr
  • Tourmaline: 0.60 ct
  • Length: 1.6 cm

In Hinduism, the waterfall is a natural offering of water by Nature to God Shiva who is present in the water streams and rivers of the earth. The sound from the falling water is comparable to the sound of breath in the body. According to legends, because of their beauty and majesty, waterfalls serve as a bathing place for gods and celestial beings who frequent them. Waterfalls thus denote the flow of life, energy, consciousness, and breath from one plane to another or one part of the body to another. Their reverberating sound represents the subtle sound of the flow of life energy in the veins of the body. Symbolically, it also denotes positive energy, youthful exuberance, happiness, vigor, the playful mood of a flowing river, and the vicissitudes of life.

THE COLLECTION

The Uranus collection is inspired by the Greek word Uranos, which means sky. Uranus, in Greek mythology was the primordial god of the sky and heaven. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Gaea (Earth), emerging from primeval Chaos, produced Uranus, the Mountains, and the Sea. The Greeks imagined the sky as a solid dome of brass, decorated with stars, whose edges descended to rest upon the outermost limits of the flat earth. Uranus was the literal sky, just as his consort Gaia was the earth. The collection features pieces inspired by the sky, the galaxies, the moon and the sun.

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"I studied Literature and Drama at Queen Mary University of London, Method acting at RADA and obtained a Masters Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College continuing to explore the inner psychological worlds of different characters in literary plays and novel adaptations.After nine years in London, a beautiful but unexpected acquaintance led me to Paris where I discovered the aesthetic values and style of the French. I had the luck to live in the most quaint neighbourhood of Paris, the Marais, where I was inspired by the charm of Rue Charlot , Rue de Sévigné and Rue Pastourelle, and got acquainted with the local Parisian artisanal products.After a couple of years in Paris I became a mother of two girls and I spent long hours thinking of the day that I would be offering my daughters unique jewellery pieces just like my grandmother offered me. This was the initial spark that inspired to create my own pieces derived from my own personal stories.To me the eternal value of jewellery is a symbol of ever-lasting love and now that my grandma has passed away, I feel her presence in the stories that each of her jewellery piece carries.The name Alkemeya was born out of my love for long lost civilisations and philosophies. The word encapsulates the spirituality of the branch of natural philosophy called Alchemy. Inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology, Kēme means black earth and refers to the fertile and auriferous soil of the Nile Valley. Alchemists attempted to purify, mature, and perfect certain materials into noble metals particularly gold through a seemingly magical process. The perfection of the human body and soul was thought to result from the ‘alchemical Magnus Opus’ and, in the Hellenistic and Western mystery tradition, the achievement of ‘gnosis’.To me Alchemy is an allegory for the magical process of jewellery making. Each Alkemēya collection has a story and each piece has a symbolic meaning giving special properties to its owner." Daphne Tsitsiliani


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