This is thoroughly modern meta. According to Japanese Shinto philosophy, a Torii is a spiritual gateway separating the profane from the sacred. Within each of us, hopefully, is a pristine, sacred core of goodness, and Orli has constructed earrings with this gateway in mind. Orli says, “Ocean jasper is a very special stone; no two specimens are exactly alike, but each displays a rich variety of colors that suggest the mystery and majesty of ocean waters. I learned that ocean jasper is thought to promote the balance of the emotional, the intellectual, and the physical, which made me think of centering oneself and focusing on your own goodness and peace. That’s related to the idea of the Torii providing a demarcation of what is good and pure, so I decided to make earrings that would be suggestive of your own personal Torii.”
Ocean jasper, bamboo coral, jade, black onyx, 14-karat gold-filled
Steep yourself in work so modern and right-now, it’s practically futuristic. Sleek, polished, elegant, lustrous, and genteel, Contempo is the ultimate in current, luxurious, edgy style.