Anthony Lent

Fine Jewelry

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  • Sterling Silver Crawling Lizard Stud Earrings (15 mm)

Sterling Silver Crawling Lizard Stud Earrings (15 mm)

115.00
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Sterling Silver Crawling Lizard Stud Earrings (15 mm)

115.00

Sterling Silver

Tony Lent grew up around rattlesnakes but was never afraid of them. Instead, he marveled at how frightened everyone else was. Over time, he became attracted to creatures that we seem to be hard-wired to be afraid of. The snake, in particular, evokes strong emotions in people. On the one hand, they're Biblical personifications of evil. On the other, they symbolize health and healing. Where is the compromise between the disguise of Satan and the staff of Asclepius? Can wearing a piece of jewelry help you confront your fears? We certainly think so. Tony has a different fear. The first serpent ring he designed, the Fighting Vipers Ring, goes together, according to him, like a Chinese puzzle. Whenever he has to make a new one, he completely forgets how he put it together the last time and has to figure it out all over again. He's worried that one day, he just won't be able to remember. So now is a good time to acquire one! We include a few other little creatures in our Serpentine collection, the sort of critters Tony liked to collect when he was a boy. We don't have his all-time favorites, newts and salamanders, but we do have lizards and terrapins. He has joked that the lizards reflect his lizard-like personality (not true!). The turtles, on the other hand, were originally made as cufflinks for an old friend whose nickname happened to be "Turtle." They're a little bit like box turtles, but not quite. Really, like most of his pieces, they reflect a generic idea about turtles rather than being modeled on any particular species. But their small size and diminutive details lead us to call them Terrapins.

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Sterling Silver

Tony Lent grew up around rattlesnakes but was never afraid of them. Instead, he marveled at how frightened everyone else was. Over time, he became attracted to creatures that we seem to be hard-wired to be afraid of. The snake, in particular, evokes strong emotions in people. On the one hand, they're Biblical personifications of evil. On the other, they symbolize health and healing. Where is the compromise between the disguise of Satan and the staff of Asclepius? Can wearing a piece of jewelry help you confront your fears? We certainly think so. Tony has a different fear. The first serpent ring he designed, the Fighting Vipers Ring, goes together, according to him, like a Chinese puzzle. Whenever he has to make a new one, he completely forgets how he put it together the last time and has to figure it out all over again. He's worried that one day, he just won't be able to remember. So now is a good time to acquire one! We include a few other little creatures in our Serpentine collection, the sort of critters Tony liked to collect when he was a boy. We don't have his all-time favorites, newts and salamanders, but we do have lizards and terrapins. He has joked that the lizards reflect his lizard-like personality (not true!). The turtles, on the other hand, were originally made as cufflinks for an old friend whose nickname happened to be "Turtle." They're a little bit like box turtles, but not quite. Really, like most of his pieces, they reflect a generic idea about turtles rather than being modeled on any particular species. But their small size and diminutive details lead us to call them Terrapins.