Sapphire Wandering Eye Hanging Earrings
18k Yellow Gold / Sapphire / Diamond (0.6ct)
21mm x 56mm
The human eye, the window to the soul, but the unusual surface geometry of the face around the eye is what makes this sculpture so subtly unique, both literal and abstract at the same time, but don't miss the lover's eye at the center of it all. The mystical attraction of the all-seeing eye is evinced throughout visual history: in the Eye of Horus, the Wisdom Eyes of the Buddha, the evil eye of Kabbalistic lore and ancient Mediterranean superstition, the various symbols of the third eye chakra, the Masonic Eye of Providence (featured on the back of the one dollar bill), and elsewhere. The mysterious eyes of the Mona Lisa and the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn that seem to follow you, the giant-sized eyes in the noirs of Odilon Redon, and, more contemporary but no less significant, the eye illustrations in Luigi Serafini's "Codex Seraphinianus" and the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings.