"The Bones & The Volcano" 1888 Design One of a kind
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: A pair of 1940's Centavos coins salvaged from a coin bracelet with real bone and ceramic salvaged beads. These little pieces of history are hung on sterling silver fishhooks earrings.
Components Found in: Quartzsite AZ & Manhattan Beach CA
~One Centavo Philipinas coin~
The One Centavo of 1937 -- 1944 The obverse was designed by Filipino artist Melicio Figueroa and engraved by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber. You will find a young Filipino male seated next to an anvil holding a hammer in his right hand, his left arm raised. In the background to his left is a billowing volcano. The obverse carries the inscriptions "One Centavo" and "Filipinas" (Spanish for Philippines).
~Claws, Teeth, Bones~
The claws, teeth, and bones of wild animals have historically been worn as symbols of prowess & social standing. Deep admiration was given to those who could kill the most fearsome of beasts. It's no longer a necessity for most of us to hunt for our survival, so the wearing of claws, teeth, & bones has become symbolic of overcoming great obstacles despite our fears & connecting with our inner animal as we charge forth the evolution of the spirit.
DISCLAIMER: Any and all animal specimens that we use in our designs are ethically sourced, either found in nature predeceased by natural causes or sourced from an ethical handler. WE NEVER HARM OR KILL ANIMALS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ART. The purpose of including animal remains in our designs is to honor the animal's being and speak upon the lessons they teach us in life.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.