We Know What We Are - Shakespeare (Ophelia) Mobius Necklace
Laurel Elliott DVB New York

We Know What We Are - Shakespeare (Ophelia) Mobius Necklace

Sale price $49.95 Regular price $865.00
This elegant sterling silver Mobius necklace is finely engraved with a quote by Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5:

"We know what we are, but know not what we can be."

These words are spoken by Ophelia to Hamlet's stepfather, the king, as she is losing touch with reality.

This remarkable pendant employs the uniquely beautiful geometric form known as a Mobius strip, named after the German mathematician, August Ferdinand Mobius (1790-1868). It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it becomes an accepted symbol for infinity, an appropriate and symbolic form for a quotation such as this. 



The circlet will move about the chain when worn, constantly changing its appearance, creating one shape and then another. The more you observe its seeming simplicity, the more complex it becomes. The message remains constant, the shape never rests.

Sterling silver mobius pendant on 18" silver chain.
Mobius pendant measures 1" in diameter.
Composed of .925 solid sterling silver.
Also available in 14 K gold by special order. 
Gift packaged with story card and black drawstring bag. 


Crafted proudly in the USA by DVB New York with great care for the environment. 

DVB utilizes the “cire-perdue” or lost-wax casting method of jewelry creation. Lost-wax casting is actually an ancient method of jewelry production used in creating the finest jewelry. Owing to the nature of the technique and the hand finishing of each casting, small variations in dimension, weight and finish will occur.

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