COGITO, ERGO SUM – BROOCH NO.24

Brooch showcased for the first time at A U T O R 2019 – International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, at the National Theater in Bucharest, the 20th – 21th of April. The piece, unique and handcrafted, is part of an installation that suggests in a personal way the beauty of the human mind.

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Brooch showcased for the first time at A U T O R 2019 – International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, at the National Theater in Bucharest, the 20th – 21th of April. The piece, unique and handcrafted, is part of an installation that suggests in a personal way the beauty of the human mind. The collection is called COGITO, ERGO SUM:

The act of thinking certifies human’s existence, according René Descartes principle (Discourse on the Method, 1637). In this context, the thought process must be initiated and its results achieved by questioning everything except certain intuitive values.
“…we cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt, and that this is the first knowledge we acquire…” (René Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644)
Starting from this point, man can be considered  as a white page with intrinsic value.

Weight 0.020 kg
Dimensions 8.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm
Collection

COGITO, ERGO SUM

Material

24K GOLD LEAF, BRASS, PIGMENT, RESIN, STEEL WIRE

Jewelry pieces, especially the manufactured ones are items to wear with love and to protect consciously and with conscientiousness. To assure them a long life, avoid contact with abrasive surfaces, sweat, cosmetics or chemicals and, if necessary, clean them with a soft cloth or appropriate product.

SILVER
Because of its composition, Sterling Silver has the tendency to tarnish in contact with air. This oxidation process is natural and inevitable, but you can slow it down if you protect your jewelry and keep it separated from each other, if you remove the jewels for hand washing and other similar situations, if you prevent its contact with chemicals, cleansing products or other abrasive elements. 

BRASS AND COPPER
Even more inclined to tarnish than Sterling Silver, brass and copper should be cleaned with a polishing cloth or appropriate product.

FINISHES
To retrieve the state of polished silver pieces you can use a polishing cloth, a suitable product or deliver it to a professional for a more effective result. Being in direct contact with the skin the natural friction of continuous wear tends to enhance the brightness of the jewel, even if with a brushed finish.

OXIDIZATION
To maintain it longer avoid washing the jewels and never rub them.The black patina acquired with oxidation is temporary.

CLEANSING METHODS – TO USE AT HOME
Silver's brightness can be recovered by using a soft toothbrush with a little toothpaste. It can also remove stains from its surface. To retrieve the brushed finish of a piece you can carefully use an adequate small brass brush, brushing the piece always in the same direction under water - the natural oxidation will be replaced by a soft glow and the piece will recover its life. But you shouldn't use this methods for pieces treated with oxide or plating.