From the poem Dawn. The complete poem is: "Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door; Or has it feathers like a bird, Or billows like a shore?" Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet of the 19th Century. She was an extremely private person and few of her 1800 poems were published during her lifetime. After her death, her sister Lavinia became obsessed with getting Emily's work published. She was finally recognized as a major poet for her "rare individuality and originality". She did not adhere to the 19th Century poetic form but is truly the first modern poet. The necklace is a handcrafted engraved pendant to include a component of this beautiful poem.
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 the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.