J & F is a creative collaboration between Artist Jeffrey Gold and ex Model/Designer/Artist Ann-Sofie Lakso, A.K.A. Fred. Their partnership was initiated in 1989. Jeffrey and Ann-Sofie/Fred's visual oeuvre have been honed by their global sensitivity and distinct influences within art and cultural hubs throughout the world. Their designs are a reflection of their personalities, values and traditions. The jewelry is imbued with their very own souls.
A symbol for peace and truth. Came about in 1941 by a Belgian refugee named Victor de Lavalenge to urge all men to rise up for peace and truth. He was said to have chosen V as a rallying emblem because it was the first letter of the word Victoire in French. This has become one of the most recognized hand signs of modern history.
The Pointer Finger symbolizes Jupiter. It represents the mind - the power of thought. Having the ability to reflect and inspire, helping us draw on our innermost being, intuition and receive inspiration. It represents our self worth and our will. This aspect that resides within each of us, the inner Guru, points us towards our most favorable direction in life.
Astronomer Galileo's perserved middle finger can be seen today in Italy's Museo di Storia del Scienza. His appendage was plucked from his dead body by a souvenir-seeking Anton Francesco Gori in 1737. Isn't it fitting that Galileo is still giving "the finger" to all those who doubted his proofs of Copernicus' theory that the sun was the center of the galaxy?