THE MOON IS BEAUTIFUL, ISN'T IT?
“The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?” is more poetic way of saying I love you in Japanese language. During Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki’s (1867-1916) teaching years, he supposedly overheard a student translating “I love you” rather awkwardly into its literal and direct translation. Soseki believed—as a product of his time and culture in the Meiji period (1868 to 1912) —that this direct translation rejected Japanese sensibility. Thus, this more subtle, nuanced translation of “the moon is beautiful…” was born which has been widely used by literary enthusiasts in modern times.
Additionally, there are no written proof of this actual phrase was used by Soseki; there is a document that were found recently that states that his actual words were “The Moon looks blue” as the alternative “I love you.”
This series were created with the story in mind.
METAL 18K yellow, white or rose gold
CENTER: 4mm VVS round brilliant cut diamond or blue sapphire for the center stone
Accent Diamonds: Melee diamonds for halo
BAND 2mm fine half round band
Your piece will be made upon order. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks before shipping to you.
Made in Los Angeles, California.
Use a soft cloth to gently wipe clean, then remove any remaining impurities with mild diluted soap. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly before storing in the provided jewelry pouch. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steamers or ultrasonic machines.
Use a soft cloth to gently wipe clean, then remove any remaining impurities with mild diluted soap. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly before storing away.