"Egyptian measures and volumes refer both to man and to the earth, and the symbolic means Egypt chose to express her measures reflects her profound understanding of the relationships between the measures themselves and those human faculties that allow man to measure in the first place." - John Anthony West
The most striking and convincing example of this interpretation is the eye.
In Egypt, the eye of Horus, Wedjat or Ouadjit, is a representation of the various fractions of the hekat: the sections of the eye are the glyphs for the fractions 1/2 to 1/64. The parts total 63/64. The sum of successive division will always fall short of unity except at infinity, which is perfectly consonant with Egyptian thought: only the Absolute is one.
The Sapphire Eye Necklace is one-of-a-kind and the third in a series of modern representations of this ancient symbolism.
Egyptian measurements and symbols - and the deliberately imposed harmonies they encapsulate - connect us with certain aspects of higher realities, no matter if we are aware of it or not.
hand carved + cast
18 karat yellow gold
18 karat 16.5" cable chain
.6 ct natural blue sapphire, hand-picked in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey
the Sapphire Eye Necklace was made by hand with love