Reimagined Components: Antique hammered blue circle, feather, bird skull & 1908 Indian H. Cent. 32" Diamond Cut Brass Curb Chain 4mm
1888 Nate's Take: "Leave those things that don't matter in the past. A year from now all those worries will be difficult to even remember."
~Indian Head Cent~
Most don’t realize that the image on this incredible coin was modeled after the Greco-roman Statue of the Goddess Venus Accroupie & adorned in a Native American headdress of eagle feathers. Things are not always what they seem, a second look or deeper study can often reveal an unexpected truth & a deeper understanding.
My Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, you should pick it up & keep it for luck on your journey. Commonly has represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion. Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.
~Bird, Bird Skull~
From the early call of a farmhouse rooster, the gentle buzz of a hummingbird that seems almost out of sync with our own temporal space, to the taunting Raven spoken of by author Edgar Allen Poe. The mocking mimic of a pirate’s colorful parrot, the various Venetian bird masks that are worn by participants in Italy’s carnival & of course, the eagle & hawk feathers used in Native American traditional dress, birds are ever present in our lives. Descendant of dinosaurs, birds have ruled the sky for hundreds of millions of years. That’s much longer than we Homo sapiens have even existed. Kinda makes you think, what might they be squawking about as they watch us from their lofty perches…
This 1888 Design is a *One of a Kind.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.
1888 Design is Vintage // Antique // Reimagined.
"There is nothing more precious than a gift of time."