We’re not sure why our human eye rings are the most popular styles we sell, but we do know that they are both unique and beautiful.
It’s been said that the eye is the window to the soul. The phrase it attributed to Cicero, a Roman statesman and philosopher (106-43 B.C.), but there are many examples of similar phrases that have been part of various cultures for thousands of years.
Shakespeare wrote of the concept in his “Sonnet 29”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in his famous book, “The Little Prince” even suggests that the eye can deceive but the heart cannot.
It is true that if you are paying attention to someone when they are talking to you, you can often perceive the intentions underlying what they are saying. But it is also true that intentions can be hidden.
Understanding what someone is feeling without seeing their entire face is, in many cases, not difficult. If you include your eyebrows, the eyes can communicate many emotions, such as happiness, surprise, and anger. Tiredness or sincere interest can also be read in a facial expression.
The many definitions of the word “see” are also enlightening. One definition is “to perceive with the eye”. Another: “to perceive the meaning or importance of”. Still another: “to imagine as a possibility”. There is a distinct flavor of something other than mere physical perception in the word “see”, and it carries over into the word “eye”.
I’ll see that we’ll be there on time.
Stubby sees eye to eye with Janice.
Finally, Wolfgang saw the light.
Malcolm was wise enough to see through the card trick.
Both eastern and western literature contain abundant references to the spiritual character of the human eye. First appearing about 3,500 years ago in what is now India, the Veda hymns include a plethora of obscure liturgical metaphors and allusions that refer to the mystical qualities of the eye and its ability to perceive the worlds beyond time and space.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra symbolized power and good health as well as protection from evil. The Aztec and Maya cultures, as well as several other civilizations in North, Central, and South America, embraced many representations of the human eye in their written language.
By far the most prevalent depiction of the eye as a spiritual or occult object or image is the “third eye”. This eye represents the ability to see or perceive beyond what is commonly called “ordinary sight”, and is found in ancient and modern cultures throughout the world.
When our artist originally had the idea for this line of jewelry with eyes instead of gemstones, the first thing he thought of was a human eye ring. Why? He says he just “liked the idea”. It didn’t take long for us to add 20 more eyes; everything from A (alligator) to Z (zombie), and expand our offerings to include bracelets, pendants, and keychains.
We create these works of art from the finest materials. Our glass eyes (21 different eyes in 4 sizes each) are individually crafted, one at a time, giving you a piece of jewelry that is exclusive and unique. Our jewelry settings are custom designs, and you can’t find them anywhere else. All our settings are cast in 316 stainless steel.
316 is an extremely durable steel alloy containing molybdenum, nickel, and chromium with very low levels of carbon. It provides outstanding corrosion resistance and is one of the most popular materials for jewelry (and surgical instruments).
Steel Dragon ® offers an affordable selection of impressive custom-designed eye jewelry. Take advantage of our expertise and wear a truly uncommon and exquisite addition to your wardrobe.