Brooch of gold, silver, diamonds, rubies and mosaic with carnelian and yellow agate tesserae.
The story of the phoenix-like mythical bird Emerald Anqa, or Zümrüd-ü Anka, is one about finding truth within oneself. All birds embark on a difficult journey to his home in the branches of the Tree of Life on the summit of Mount Qaf as it rises out of the clouds. But most return after missing their Earthly passions. Thirty birds succeed in passing through the bottomless valleys of love, selfishness, denial, frustration, jealousy, astonishment and poverty before encountering a mirror that reflects them all as one at the end of this painful journey so they may attain unity. Just like the Anqa, which is reborn from its own ashes again and again and may only be seen by those who attain wisdom. They who truly seek God will find themselves in the end. For Sevan Bıçakçı, time should never be wasted. This brooch design reminds you of the importance of reaching truth and finding yourself in this short life.
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