Amazing Grace Mobius Bracelet

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'Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.'

The author of this famous hymn, John Newton, was born in east London in 1725. From the captain of a slave ship and his slow conversion to Christianity, he would ultimately become a leading figure of the anti-slavery movement in Britain. The Act abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire was passed in 1807, the year he died. Probably written in 1772, the words of Amazing Grace convey some of the profound changes of Newton's life. 1772 was significant as the year of the Somersett Case, which for the first time determined that slavery did not exist in English common law. It encouraged the nascent anti-slavery movements in Britain and the then American colonies toward the long campaign to abolish slaverly completely.

The first verse of the hymn is engraved upon a bracelet with extraordinary properties. It employs the geometric form known as a Mobius strip and is available in .925 Sterling Silver.

The elliptical shape sits comfortably about the hand, while the form itself displays unusual geometric properties. The shape is known as a Möbius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius [1790-1868]. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became accepted as a symbol for infinity, an appropriate and symbolic form for these memorable inscriptions.

Ellipse: 2 13/16" x 2 1/12" [72mm x 64mm] Width: 3/16"- 5/16" [5 - 8mm] The inside diameter fits an 8 inch wrist or smaller.