Made in NYC. The Vitae Ascendere original line is inspired by duality: mathematics and nature, technology and fragility, architecture and whimsy. Part of the collection recognizes the symmetry and historical interest of the Platonic Solids, with the same number of identical faces meeting at each vertex there are only five: Tetrahedron, Cube, Octahedron, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron. These iconic shapes have been known and studied over the ages. Our pieces begin with the linear symmetry of the form, then extend with playful curves. Full representation of all platonic solids to follow in our upcoming collections, the dodecahedron for now in the form of earrings and cocktail ring. Another area of inspiration is the pattern of leaf venation, varied, often complex and fascinating. An image of a Korean Forsythia was the basis of our leaf pendant and earrings. From digitally capturing the image to enhance the pattern, our CAD system cuts the model. Each piece is 3D printed in wax, then cast in 18k gold and hand finished by a craftsman in our New York studio.