Cuboctahedron Vector Equilibrium Pendant in Recycled Sterling Silver
This fully 3D pendant is a a cuboctahedron, a polyhedron with 8 triangular faces and 6 square faces. Buckminster Fuller discovered the significance of this shape as the Vector Equilibrium. It is the only geometric form where all of the vectors are of equal length. This includes both from the center point out to the outer vertices, as well as the edges connecting all of the outer vertices. From an energetic perspective, the Vector Equilibrium represents the ultimate and perfect condition where the movement of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium, and therefore absolute stillness and nothingness. As Fuller states, because of this it is the zero-phase from which all other forms emerge.
This design started life as a 3D model, 3D printed with an advanced laser stereolithography process. This was cast using a standard investment casting procedur. The pieces are then finished by hand,
This 1" x 1" x 1" pendant, weighing 9 grams, is made of 925 Sterling Silver, 100% recycled from Silicon Valley e-waste. This traditional silver alloy consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, and is work hardenable, unlike pure silver. The necklace comes with 18" of recycled Sterling Silver 2.5mm rolo chain, with clasp. Ships within 1 week from our San Francisco Bay Area studio.
Cost of domestic shipping includes USPS Priority Mail and a small charge for packing material.
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Shipping from United States
We generally ship twice a week, at the beginning and end of each week, but this may vary due to volume of orders. Items ship on the next shipping day after the order is placed, with some exceptions. Please note that given shipping times reflect a "worse case" scenario. Some made to order items may require 1-2 weeks manufacturing time before shipment, thanks for understanding!
All domestic shipping shipping for wood, copper, and paper items and all international shipping done via USPS first class in reclaimed/upcycled, corrugated cardboard packaging, leading to lower shipping rates for lower cost items and international orders. Cost of domestic shipping for fine jewelry items includes USPS Priority Mail with a small charge for packing material.
Please note all shipping rates reflect a handling charge for packaging materials as well as time spent packing and shipping your order. All shipping labels are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. All orders now shipping with free USPS tracking!
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