Behind The Circle: The Elements

 
 

There is nothing quite as inviting about the Pivot, as the scene of nature that is portrayed through the highlight of this piece, the Blue Jade stone.

The glistening stone mimics the sun­-kissed surface of water, much like nature's lakes, with water so blue akin to garments of Atlantis ­blue silk threaded with various shades of silver. Beneath the surface, water streams in, distorting the stones and pebbles at the bottom of a lake. Freshwater pearls peppered around this piece like beads of water sent off by the pounding pressure from the waterfall into the lake. Mother Nature is brimming with life and energy. All of these elements are framed by the graceful curving of copper wire lining the Blue Jade stone, epitomising the energy transposing into circulating vortices, decaying into smaller eddies. The Pivot is a picturesque scene from either side, still yet dynamic.

 
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The Amethyst immortalises the calming purplish hue that appears during twilight before the sun rises. The colours that reflect off the silky soft streaming water, as winter melts and flowing water makes its way through and over the fresh greenery of spring. The translucent green Prasiolite, gently hints the budding of new life. The sterling silver bracelet accompanying this piece has a circular eddy that will always remind you of your connection with Mother Nature, the force of life and new beginnings as pure as freshwater pearls.

 
 

The Aventurine in the copper pieces displays a revitalising green, just like the delicate dews that form on grass and leaves shimmering in the first rays of the morning light. Dew, the droplets of rain resting and lingering, so still and calm. Complementing the soft white of freshwater pearls, as these droplets beam brightly carrying a belly full of energy.

The Circle, a collection of beautiful pieces celebrating the beauty of new beginnings and conveying the optimism of life.

Behind The Circle: The Inspiration & Message

 
 

As engineering students, our founders remembered being mesmerised by the beautiful patterns of art in one of their physics lecture on fluid dynamics. When met with an obstacle, the flow of fluid is akin to being injected with a comparable scale of energy as the size of the obstacle. The flow separates; the current doubles back on itself, creating a pair of circulating vortices behind it. These cloud-like vortices so smooth, soft and gracefully curved.

Recirculation Vortex Formation from a laminar flow after passing an induced obstacle (Photo Credit: Andrew Carter, University of Colorado)


Recirculation Vortex Formation from a laminar flow after passing an induced obstacle (Photo Credit: Andrew Carter, University of Colorado)

Just like in life, change is an interruption to a continuous flow. We are creatures who like habit and routine. Fortunately or unfortunately, the only constant in life is change. Change puts us in an uncomfortable spot. We squirm uneasily in facing the uncertain and threading ahead towards unfamiliar territory. Fear in times of turbulent can make us stop at our feet, give up and cave in.

What we do with the injection of energy by our ‘obstacle’ of change is our choice. We can choose to stand still and persist our ways; or we can come face to face with change and embrace it in a gracefully accepting manner. Transform this new charge of intense energy into our potential energy that can drive us even farther. Soften the sharp edges of adversities and give birth to beautiful creations, spurring into a ripple effect of positivity. Be surprised and encouraged by the by-product of our acceptance and flexibility in times of hardship. Look back and be as mesmerised as our founders were to find a rewarding trail of beautiful eddies.

 
 

When life gives you obstacles, make beautiful eddies.

300°

 
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The central angle of view for our field of vision on a horizontal plane is approximately 60 degrees. In other words, 60 degrees is the extent of what catches our immediate attention in the visual world and what most influences our perception of a scene. This leaves the rest of the 300 degrees out of sight, and eventually out of mind.

What does the 300 degrees reveal?

The blunt side to a sharp single­-edged sword. The time and effort behind a 72 ­hour chain weave. The impact of evoking sentiments of the heart by the patterns on a precious gemstone. The sincere blessings carried by a bespoke pendant. The lingering emotions revolving around a past narration. The perseverance behind a romantic love story. The reason for a set of tear-­filled eyes of a burly man.

When we take a moment to learn and discover, reminisce and acknowledge something other than what directly meets our eyes each day, we may uncover the rawest emotion and truest of stories. We allow things to surprise us, to stop us in our tracks. We let stories give us a thought to ponder upon, teach us a lesson or two. Be it for a reason as simple as igniting a spark of joy or unleashing our potential to materialise dreams and the wonders beyond our wildest imaginations. Beyond what is thought possible, we want to appreciate the unseen, shed new light onto obscure chronicles to be remembered and appreciated.

Here is where we would like to share these stories – the stories often unheard, the 300 degrees.