You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
After much long-awaited anticipation, we are finally able to welcome you, with our arms open wide, to our newest jewelry collection Matutine. This gold vermeil and silver rhodium plated collection, consists of a variety of birds in five different pieces; two options of delicate hummingbird earrings, a necklace of sparrows in flight, a small bangle on which two swallows reunite and, the piece-de-resistance, a whispering crane ear cuff. Each bird is formed from Arabic calligraphy and contains the resonant words of one of the greatest poets of universal love, Jalaludiin Rumi.
It seemed befitting to combine Rumi’s poetry with birds, wings and flight. So much of Rumi’s work speaks about physical, moral and spiritual ascendance, as we seek to be closer to our creator. Even the famous dance of the whirling dervishes, created by Rumi to honor and worship the divine, generates a rising vortex of energy guided by the raised, right palm and the coned hats which point the spirit towards the sky; just as the domed ceilings of churches, mosques and temples allow the resonance of prayers and devotion to fly towards the heavens. The birds are a symbol of this upward journey.
The birds also represent our human potential for greatness. The title of our collection Matutine, which means “rising in or just before dawn,” is the awakening of this potential. Each and every one of us has a special quality or talent we are born with; a gift meant to be shared with the world. These are our wings.
We hope that our Matutine collection will compliment your own rising and remind you of your wings and your new dawn each day you choose to wear it. The New Year is about to begin and, with that, it is a time to remind each of us that we all have gifts to share with the world. What better occasion is there to reward yourself with this beautiful piece or to welcome the New Year by showing someone you love just how special they really are. The Dawn is upon us. Spread your wings, “learn how to use them and fly!”
Very truly yours,