Aristotle's Lantern Cuff
Aristotle's Lantern Cuff comes from Apis Atelier, a South African brand created by Nicola Hemmes in her Cape Town studio where she makes everything by hand. Inspired by nature, her travels, ancient mythology and the ocean, mementos found are born as the bones for this tactile jewellery line. Apis (meaning “bee” in Latin) uses old-world techniques to create imperfect modern heirlooms that engage the body and soul.
This ancient bronze handmade cuff holds a Sand Dollar which has a centrally located mouth on its underside and is a complicated arrangement of five teeth called Aristotle's Lantern, used for scraping algae and other organic food from under the sand.
The name was inspired by horn lanterns which were made for centuries and had five sides, made from thin pieces of horn thin enough to let the light shine though, but protected the candle from being blown out by the wind. This cuff will shine a light in times of darkness and help you see.
Our bracelet and cuff sizing is determined by the exact size of your wrist and NOT the length of the actual bracelet itself. Please use a paper measuring tape or a piece of string to measure the circumference of your wrist so that we can make a perfect fit for you. You can then add or subtract according to whether you prefer a loose, exact or tight fit.
Availability: Made to order
Estimated delivery date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Size of Sand Dollar - 25 x 25mm Height - 50mm Width - 63mm
Your order will be fully insured and shipped via secure courier direct from the designer to your door.
For deliveries to the European Union, all duties and taxes are included in the price you see so you don’t need to worry about being hit with any nasty duty charges on delivery.
This item is non-refundable
Unfortunately we are unable to accept returns of earrings (for hygiene reasons) or made to order or bespoke commissioned pieces.
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