GALATEA: MEN'S "BRICKS OF LIFE" RING FROM THE CAPITAN COLLECTION
"Bricks of Life” Ring in Oxidized Sterling Silver & 14K Gold
Words we live by: Happiness, love, family, health, loyalty, God, hope, honor, dignity, peace, kindness, trust, faith,friendship, courage, creativity, serenity and dreams.
I asked my friends to write down ten words that mean the most to them. They all wrote down the same words. I was surprised to see that despite how much different we think we are from one another, deep down we all want the same things. This shows that we have much more in common than we think. There are far more things that unite us than separate us.
For thousands of years, philosophers have defined what these words mean, and I am certain you already know what they mean to you. What is fascinating is that these few words are the bricks upon which we build our lives. These words dictate our thinking. These words make us happy. These words make us sad. We seek to honor these words, and perhaps we will even die for them.
I am not certain that I know what these words mean to you, so I hope that you can define them on your own terms.
- The Earth is in the eye of the eagle. This symbolizes that the one who sees like an eagle can clearly define these words and their meaning.
- This ring is for the wise one. It is for the man who is aware of who he is, and who respects the needs of others.
- This ring is for the one who sees the world from a different perspective, from far above, with the eyes of an eagle.
- The world exists in your eyes.
-Chi Galatea Huynh
About the Capitan Collection:
These rings were created to salute the captain in every man. A “captain” is defined as a leader, a person who takes charge. He is the one who protects, who enters the unknown first for the benefit of crew or clan and does so with dedication and love.
These are men's rings that celebrate the most important elements in a man's life: Loyalty, Beauty, Wisdom, Honor, Family, Hope, Strength and Love. The inspiration for my designs came from ancient Japanese Samurai swords maker, Unno Moritoshi.
Years ago, I saw an exhibit of such artifacts at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was moved by the strength, love and dedication it took to create these instruments. So much artistry was required to decorate these swords--swords of honor yet also weapons of war and death--with delicately inlaid symbols.
Today, each ring in The Capitan Collection contains small elements and talismans that are forged, like the ancient swords that came before them, into deeply oxidized Sterling silver and 14k yellow gold.
With each ring, a legend is told and unfolds. And yet, like most good tales, the story of a man's life continues as the Universe moves forward. This is the never-ending story, the beauty of Life in all its mysteries. This is what I give you with The Capitan Collection.