About the Piece
Solid 18k gold padlock charm with articulated locking mechanism featuring the relief of a human skull with inlay diamond eyes (.056cts) on the front and the words "Amor Fati" in Italian meaning "Love of Fate" on the back. This piece measures approximately 1" from top to bottom. This piece can be worn in more than one way: use it to fasten open ended chains and wear it as the focal point, or utilize a charm holder and wear it on a standard chain with other charms. These pieces are also available on our website and can be viewed in Molinari's artist section using the link at the bottom of the page.
Because Erica Molinari works independently, and for the love and curiosity of her craft, her collection is in a constant state of evolution. This means that the finer pieces, ones like this one, are often one-of-a-kind or limited edition.
About the Artist
After an illustrious 18-year career as a member of the National and Olympic US Luge Team, Erica Molinari had no idea what her next steps in life would be. It was not until she took a class in 22k granulation that she had any idea her path would lead her towards the fine jewelry collection you see here now.