From the Franchi Moonlight Collection
Dimensions: 4cm across
From the Franchi jewelry series Moonlight, the Eclipse Ring reflects the amorous connotations of a nocturnal setting and an aesthetic exploration into the textural, geometric, and transitive qualities of the moon. Here, concave silver discs overlap in an allegory for the phases and faces of the moon. On a deeper level, the composition serves as a visual metaphor for chance occurrence and its myriad impact in the realm of romantic relationships. The hand-etched surfaces create a variety of luminous effects, from the cool glint of light across the delicately polished edges of each circular element segment to the ethereal, velvet sheen of the textural surface, subtly reminiscent of the moon's powdery light. This stunning piece is inspired by the convergence of "star-crossed" lovers from Shakespeare's quintessential love story set in the Italian town of Verona, Romeo and Giuliet.