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ONLY SEVEN UNIQUE ARTWORKS WILL BE MADE IN THIS SERIES - VARYING IN SIZE AND CARAT WEIGHT - The "Element of Life" series explores the complex history of diamonds and the Jewish diaspora
The trade of diamonds provided Jewish families in medieval Europe and later in the 20th century a means of efficiently hiding and transporting wealth. Carbon is the foundation of all life on Earth, and like people, carbon has many faces; from the deep black, soft, messy charcoal to the crystal clear, strong, elegant diamond; yet, it's the same immutable element. These faces, and all in between, capture a diverse people with a common culture holding them together. Diamonds sparkle and change their appearance when viewed from different angles. As such, a 'molecular portrait' composed of diamonds does not represent a person, but a people that share a common strength.
12 Carats of ethically-mined diamonds,
carbon nanoparticles, 14k gold, on golden frame.
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