Artist: Sofia Zakia
MOTHER, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck with my tears of sorrow.
The stars have wrought their anklets of light to deck thy feet, but mine will hang upon thy breast.
Wealth and fame come from thee and it is for thee to give or to withhold them. But this my sorrow is absolutely mine own, and when I bring it to thee as my offering thou rewardest me with thy grace.
– Rabindranath Tagore
Window to the soul, microcosm of the universe. Eyes search, protect, command, twinkle, hide or reveal all in this world; so much etymology around spirituality is rooted in the eye. The "third eye" is seen as the eye of the soul, "second sight" is synonymous with clairvoyance, to "have scales fall from your eyes" is to see a truth, and to have "stars in your eyes" is to be enraptured and idealistic. Cultures around the world have imagined eyes with eerily kindred symbolism. Eyes are often the channel into a new dimension, a heavenly body of enlightenment. Indeed, it's been said that humanity was borne from the tears of God.
Eyes are adorned with a many deep meanings, yours to decide which you'd like to imbue this tiny talisman with.
Made by hand in Montreal.
Resin and glass eye measures approximately 7mm in diameter. Features 14 x 1-1.8mm diamonds on a 16" cable chain. Kindly note that as all eyes are made by hand, they may differ in size and shape from the piece pictured here.
Available in 14K yellow gold.