We need realness, to feel like we exist, that there is hope, and that we can make a difference.
“There is no happiness without freedom and no freedom without courage.” Périclès
Abitibi: mysterious region in Quebec that requires a certain taste for adventure to visit for the first time. According to Caroline Arbour, who discovered and moved to Abitibi in 2003 on a whim, the Abitibi is rather a land of wonder, of northern lights, of brave and adventurous people, a land of legend where the northerly wind whistles like an hymn to life, a land of “everything is possible“. It takes a certain character and a creative mind to fall in love with such a place, just like it requires us to change our outlook on the life surrounding us to appreciate and recognize the beauty of insects.
“Madness is the only thing you never regret. ” Oscar WildeView collection
Bella jewelry symbolize beauty regardless of standards and differences. They honor body diversity. In order to be free, we need to love and stop comparing ourselves.
“Beauty begins when you decide to be yourself.” Coco ChanelView collection
Et tombent les masques
This beetle symbolizes the masks that we wear to protect ourselves out of fear of hurting ourselves, and of shame for our difference. This piece of jewelry is meant to be freeing and claims our authenticity.
“Nothing imprisons you but your thoughts. Nothing limits you but your fear. Nothing controls you except your beliefs.” Marianne WilliamsonView collection
When looking closely at this piece, we can see the architecture of the large buildings, the stained-glass windows, the style of windows with partitions belonging to medieval constructions. It also means returning the freedom to those suffering from mental illnesses and breaking the walls to their soul. Libertà means being free from the shame and taboos that we hold and learning to live with ourselves.
“We are liberated by what we accept, but we are prisoners of what we refuse.” Swami PrâjnanpadView collection
This piece symbolizes hope, with the bee as a muse – true icon of our fragile lifestyle.
Numerous signs of hope and will of changes are being heard across the planet, despite negative news regarding our future on this planet, our over-consumption, and species who are growing extinct.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” GandhiView collection
It is a known fact; bees create life on earth. Without them, the way we live would be disturbed. Numerous positive movements in the world are being formed to make us aware of this fragility and our power to take action to save the bees. This piece represents the bee and the stone, a topaz quartz, symbolizes honey, the fruit of their labor.
“Change is not merely necessary for life – it is life. And, therefore, living is adapting.” Alvin TofflerView collection
Inspired by the antennas of butterflies, the Lanterna jewelry symbolizes our own ‘antennas‘, our intuition which enlightens us like a lantern, hence the name Lanterna.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. The rest is secondary.” Steve JobsView collection
Prima for ‘first’.
This piece of jewelry pays tribute to the first ever SCARO jewel, which its creator, Caroline Arbour, still proudly wears. Its shape is inspired by the infamous longhorn beetle that the jeweler stumbled upon during her studies and that has been the focus of the brand since.
Why is it found in the Libertà collection? Because it is through this piece of jewelry that the jeweller has been affirming her freedom of expression and her style. She has abstained from doing like everyone else and follow the trends. She created her own liberty.
“You must never give up your dreams: hope is the beginning of everything.”View collection
Spirit for Free spirit. This piece represents our own barriers and the beauty that is hiding behind them. We are all holders of a certain duality. We all have barriers that we have built like a fortress. Going over and beyond these barriers, act as a free spirit.
“You are in control of your life and no matter what prison you are in, you have the keys. “ Dalaï LamaView collection
The strength of a fighter is their tenacity. With this piece, the solidity of the necklace is featuring braided leather and silver, which symbolize the intimidating and bold side of the fighter. The alliance of the shapes and the elements causes the necklace to represent well this quality that lies within everyone of us, when we believe in something that is important to us. When one is tenacious about life and their beliefs, they gain a bit of liberty in each fight.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” Nelson MandelaView collection