Is our universe only one of many? Science can’t prove this to be so, nor can it falsify supporting beliefs. Philosophy, however, goes beyond what the telescope can see. In the minds of many is a strong faith that multiple universes do indeed exist.
Art often expresses what words cannot. It is based not on logic, but on experience and emotions. It does not require evidence to be true – it is an expression of feelings. In their cosmic sparkle and otherworldly lustre, these wearable works of art are a poetic representation of the multiverse.
Gazing through the windows of gleaming porcelain, one can see a world within a world. Shadows from the three-sided porcelain frames are cast onto the lustrous spheres. Round diamonds nestled within the pearls add yet another dimension to the intricate, globular forms.
The diamonds’ brilliant-cut facets lie at the intersection of diamond-studded titanium claws set at the centre of the porcelain clouds. The titanium, almost electrifying in its vivid color, pops against the porcelain figures it traces. A multi-layered ring of pink sapphires at the earrings’ posts adds a galaxy-like depth to the forms, encouraging the eye to look within. Streams of diamond baguettes connecting the spheres allow the lightweight jewels to move upon the wearer with dazzling grace.
The porcelain shapes may also be thought to resemble auspicious clouds, forms believed to be lucky by the Chinese. The repetition of clouds in a pattern represents limitless fortune. Through the clouds, one catches a glimpse of the moon – that is, the pearl. Pearls are often associated with the moon in Chinese culture owing to their luminous quality and round shape.
In fact, ancient Chinese legends claimed pearls originated on the moon. Current beliefs acknowledge the pearl as a symbol of hidden beauty, as it lies enclosed within the mollusk’s dark shell before it is uncovered to reveal its true form.
There exist many theories about pearls and the universe; as with art, truth is to be found in those in whom it resonates with both heart and mind.
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