Metalsmiths for Change

Erin Hilburn - @ehilburn

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  • Regular price $105.00

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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts November 6th at 10am PT and ends November 7th at 10am PT. Auction proceeds benefit National Black Justice Coalition (95%), and the Metalsmiths for Change Fund (5%).

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ARTIST: @ehilburn

ITEM DESCRIPTION: Made of brass and sterling silver, this piece was crafted to be transformational. It can be worn four different ways.

The repetition of circles throughout this piece was an intentional choice meant to remind the wearer of their own perfection and completeness. The perfect being they are, just as they are, no matter how they identify or how society feels about it. The perfect being Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín was before someone took his life.

The brass ring can be worn independently and both sides have been designed to be featured. A rainbow obsidian was chosen for its symbolic meaning of hope and the ability to help the wearer find peace. It has been bezel set in fine silver with a sterling silver back plate. It is removable and can be worn both with the various ring settings on this necklace or independently on a chain you already own. The chain that comes with this large statement piece can be removed from the large brass ring and turned to show a smaller ring.

This piece was crafted to honor the lost life of Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín. It features the words and sentiments he spoke into the world on the first day of this year, “...for all the justice that is forth to come.” Justice that the trans and non-binary community continues to seek, but has not yet found. Justice his family has not yet found. May his words ring true soon. May justice come for all the lost lives.

Large Brass Ring: 4.5”x4.5”

Small Brass Ring: 1”x1”

Sterling Silver Setting: approximately 2.25”x1”

Sterling Silver Chain including hooks and brass ring: 22”

Shipping: Free US // Contact artist for International fees