Artifact 08: The Phoenix
驚異 The Phoenix.
Inspired by the writing of Japanese author Haruki Murakami.
“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.
And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.
And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.”
Shipping starts August 22nd for this piece.
✧ 14K Solid Yellow Gold
✧ 1.5mm Natural Pink Sapphire
✧ Charm has a 17mm wingspan and 15mm height
✧ Hand carved detailing on wings
✧ Made in the USA
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We use a combination of natural diamonds, precious gemstones and solid gold - they are durable and can be worn all day and in the shower. However, please be careful when doing physical activity to avoid any scratches to the piece or damage to the stones. Once or twice a month, place your ring in warm water with very little non-detergent soap and let soak for a 2-3 minutes. Gently brush with a baby tooth brush around and underneath the stone setting. Rinse in warm water and dab dry with a soft cloth. This will keep it always looking new.