Place Among The Stars


Catasterism (from the Greek καταστερίζω, literally “place among the stars”), is a type of metamorphosis through which a hero, a divinity or an animal is transformed into a star or in a constellation. For ancients the starry sky was, at the same time, something alive and dead. The coexistence between reality and unreality, between death and life, is a central aspect of the study of the sky. The star metamorphosis creates the sepulcher for a mortal, but at once, it permits this latter to survive forever, as hibernated. In these jewels this transcendent process, from life to death, is represented by the use of red, symbol of life, and black, symbol of death.Therefore, the transition from red to black became the metaphor of existence.