We Know What We Are Sterling Silver Necklace

Inscription: We know what we are, but know not what we can be.

  • Diameter: 1"
  • Chain length: 20"
  • Chain hangs 18" when knotted through Pi Disc
  • Necklace extender available here


We Know What We Are

We know what we are, but know not what we can be - William Shakespeare Hamlet Act 4, Scene 5. These words are spoken by Ophelia to Hamlet's stepfather, the king, as she is losing touch with reality. From the first to the final act of Hamlet, Ophelia changes slowly from a young woman confident in her love for and from Hamlet into a madwoman. It is a painful transition. It is very poignant that these words expressing so positive a thought, that everything is possible and we can create our future, are spoken by someone who has no future. We know not . . . 

We offer UPS Ground or 2nd Day Air delivery within the United States. Ground is delivered in 3-10 days from when the order is shipped. Rates for Ground and Express shipping are provided at checkout. (We also ship internationally! Please email wholesale@dvbny.com or call +1-212-995-9300 x 201 to place an order.)

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.


mobius
The mobius is our signature shape and we were one of the first jewelers to deduce how to reproduce it via the lost wax casting method. Named after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius [1790-1868], the mobius represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end or one of infinite length. As such, it became accepted as a symbol for infinity. The oval mobius bracelets fit comfortably, turning easily on the wrist, so that the wearer can be reminded of the message at a glance. The single mobius necklace moves on the chain when worn, changing its appearance continually, while the message remains constant. Our new double mobius necklace with its flowing, complex shape is an exciting addition to the collection, allowing for a longer message than the single mobius. The engraved message on these pieces repeats around the plane into infinity.


Mobius