The Magnum Opus.
Alchemy is an ancient branch of natural philosophy, a philosophical and protoscientific tradition that was historically practiced in China, India, the Muslim world, and Europe. In its Western form, alchemy is first attested in a number of pseudepigraphical texts written in Greco-Roman Egypt during the first few centuries CE.
Alchemists attempted to purify, mature, and perfect certain materials. Common aims were chrysopoeia, the transmutation of "base metals" (e.g., lead) into "noble metals" (particularly gold); the creation of an elixir of immortality; and the creation of panaceas able to cure any disease. The perfection of the human body and soul was thought to result from the alchemical magnum opus ("Great Work").
A well known maxim of the alchemists is: "Aurum nostrum non est aurum vulgi", which means: "Our gold is not the gold of the crowd". For the alchemists, physical materials have a metaphysical counterpart. The Magnus Opus refers to the process of creating the Philosopher’s stone. This stone supposedly can turn lesser metals into precious metals and on top of that grant immortality. Many believe that the Philosopher’s Stone symbolizes the quest for perfection, the personal journey towards enlightenment, to spiritual gold.
Like the hidden meaning in alchemy's vast world of imagery, our jewelry is meant to guide and stimulate you on your philosophical journey.
"Aurum nostrum non est aurum vulgi."
Rosarium Philosophorum, Frankfurt am Main, 1550.
Symbolic engravings with timeless meaning
We produce our signature bead in a modern way using 3D modeling and 3D printing. Everything else is handmade with the greatest care in selecting our gemstones and beading our jewelry.
We aimed to create a sustainable and timeless product, something that will hold its value as the years go by. Because of the subtle blend of clever mysticism with gemstones and premium materials, we believe that you wear something truly unique and meaningful when you choose a Modern Alchemy piece.