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coomi arrowheadInspired by ancient textile designs, Indian jeweler Coomi Bhasin’s utilizes ancient artifacts in her pieces. “Wearable art” says Coomi, “is how I like to think of my designs. I graduated with a textile degree from university and went on to do my thesis in jewelry. “Anything I do tells a story,” Having launched in 2002, her previous collections have incorporated ancient Roman glass, or coins from the days of Alexander the Great. For fall 2013, Bhasin’s one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, and earrings combine diamonds, 20-karat gold, and arrowheads from the Paleolithic era.

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The design of this beautiful ring by Coomi tweaked my interest in spirals. What follows are several quotes from an interesting article about the origin and history of the spiral.

“Today, the spiral still runs deep within our culture. It forms the logos of a large number of companies, and has come to symbolise magic, dreams, desires and, most importantly, eternity.”

“Plants and the horns and shells of animals grow in spiral formations and some animals, especially aquatic species, possess a twisting locomotion.”

“As a representative of the eternal forces of nature, or simply as an attractive and interesting pattern, spirals shall always remain within the cultures of man.”

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