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THE “SECRETS” COLLECTION

(Zlatarna Celje & Oskar Kogoj)


In collaboration with Zlatarna Celje, who have been famous for processing precious metals ever since the year 1844, Oskar Kogoj designed a high-end silver jewelry collection entitled Secrets. The collection brings together the essential themes which the designer has been studying for a number of years: the nature, power, and energy. The jewelry pieces feature clean lines, focused solely on the essence. They are sophisticated and elegant, of different dimensions, and suitable for any occasion. Each piece of jewelry is marked with an engraving of Zlatarna Celje and Oskar Kogoj’s signature, adding additional value to the products and guaranteeing perfect quality.



1 COLLECTION "SECRETS" – NECKLACES GOLDEN SUN

(pendant golden sun on a leather necklace ø = 33 mm, necklaces golden sun ø = 20 mm, earrings golden sun ø = 9 mm, silver, yellow gilt)

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ZLATO SONCE
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The Golden Sun set, which features a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a bigger necklace on a leather strip, bears immense symbolic power. At the same time, the sun symbolizes light, the cosmic egg, and the Golden Lingam. The sun is a symbol of the light in our life courses, and it is the source of energy, life, health, and vitality. The essence of the sun imbues our lives with quality, energy, and the power of healing.


2 COLLECTION "SECRETS" – NECKLACES VENETIC DOVE

(31 mm x 20 mm, silver)

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KOLEKCJA SKRIVNOSTI
KOLEKCJA SKRIVNOSTI ZLATO SONCE ZLATO SONCE

The “Secrets” collection features the Venetian Dove, which is of great symbolic importance for the spiritual growth of Slovenians. The bird is linked to man’s primeval origin and prehistory, for it is the link between the ground and the sky; symbolizing man’s desire for his body and soul to fly, and human immortality.


3 COLLECTION "SECRETS" – EGG LINGAM

(big – 40 mm x 30 mm, small – 20 mm x 14 mm, silver)

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JAJCE LINGAM
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The Lingam Egg set features a striking necklace, a ring, and a smaller, more intimate necklace. The shape of an egg is – like the rose of life – filled with creations, reminding us how important it is to keep an open heart, bearing a clean and infinitely vibrating energy. In terms of energy, the shape of an egg is the most perfect shape, originating in a vibrating circle. The circle is an ancient symbol found in nearly all religions of the world, be they simple or advanced. It is also found in folk traditions and various mythologies around the globe. The egg or the Lingam is a symbol of life, resurrection, fertility, safety, creativity, hope, success, etc.


4 COSMIC HEART BRACELET

(different lengths, silver, gilt)

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COSMIC HEART BRACELET

The symbolic heart is composed of two lingams, i.e. two oval shapes. Everything originates in the egg and returns to it. It is the balance between humans and God. The entirety consists of the earthly and divine parts.
The cosmic egg is the real shape of the universe, cosmic time and the unity of cosmic creation. The heart is the divine and the human embodied.
The heart symbolically represents 5 human bodies or layers:
1. material body,
2. energetic body,
3. mental body,
4. intellectual body,
5. divine body or GOD.

Another five elements represent the 5 values that each person should strive for. These are:
1. truth,
2. righteousness,
3. love,
4. peace,
5. non-violence.
The heart reflects the divinity of being aware of oneself.
We often say: “God is in the heart, love is in the heart.”
“Look within yourself” does not mean to observe the material body but to observe the art of pure love of cosmic consciousness using our senses as if in a state of deep meditation. As a mother describes maternal love, it is the love of a mother that is not completely pure cosmic love as it is merged with the longing of the mother for the well-being of the child and family.
The whole heart was symbolically dedicated to Sai Baba at the occasion of his 82nd anniversary.
When celebrating this occasion, a group of 409 invitees from the regions of the former Yugoslavia used this shape to decorate the entrance and the temple with fresh flowers.


5 COSMIC HEART PENDANT

(2 cm x 2,5 cm, silver, gilt)


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OBESEK KOZMIČNO SRCE
OBESEK KOZMIČNO SRCE OBESEK KOZMIČNO SRCE

The symbolic heart is composed of two lingams, i.e. two oval shapes. Everything originates in the egg and returns to it. It is the balance between humans and God. The entirety consists of the earthly and divine parts.
The cosmic egg is the real shape of the universe, cosmic time and the unity of cosmic creation. The heart is the divine and the human embodied.
The heart symbolically represents 5 human bodies or layers:
1. material body,
2. energetic body,
3. mental body,
4. intellectual body,
5. divine body or GOD.

Another five elements represent the 5 values that each person should strive for. These are:
1. truth,
2. righteousness,
3. love,
4. peace,
5. non-violence.
The heart reflects the divinity of being aware of oneself.
We often say: “God is in the heart, love is in the heart.”
“Look within yourself” does not mean to observe the material body but to observe the art of pure love of cosmic consciousness using our senses as if in a state of deep meditation. As a mother describes maternal love, it is the love of a mother that is not completely pure cosmic love as it is merged with the longing of the mother for the well-being of the child and family.
The whole heart was symbolically dedicated to Sai Baba at the occasion of his 82nd anniversary.
When celebrating this occasion, a group of 409 invitees from the regions of the former Yugoslavia used this shape to decorate the entrance and the temple with fresh flowers.


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THE CROSS OF HOPE PENDANT

6 THE CROSS OF HOPE PENDANT

(4,7 cm x 3,4 cm, silver)


“The Karst rock, which had been soaked in earth oil deep underground for thousands of years and turned shiny black, was used by the artist Oskar Kogoj to carve this cross, which was presented to Pope John Paul II as a sign of respect. The artist's hand has somehow transformed the natural roughness of the stone into an organic softness so as to present an instrument of torture as gracefully tamed matter, almost stretched into a four-handed embrace.” (Alojz Rebula, May 1987)
The small version of the cross was made as a silver pendant.


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BABA GOOD-LUCK PENDANT

7 SAI BABA GOOD-LUCK PENDANT

(ø = 3 cm, silver)


“All spiritual practices are of no avail if the heart is not pure. Your cravings and attachments will not disappear even if you are immersed in many spiritual practices so long as the heart is full of the illusion of egoism. Remember that agitations of the mind cannot exist in the same heart filled with love. Can light and darkness ever co-exist at the same place, at the same time? Hence, you must remove the illusion of egoism from your heart. If you are desirous of getting rid of the feeling of ‘I’ and ‘mine,’ you must worship the Lord. You must become an aspirant without likes and dislikes.” Sathya Sai Baba


8 MEDALJON ZA SREČO – SAI BABA, STENSKI OBESEK ZA SREČO – SAI BABA

(ø = 5 cm, kristalin,18-karatno zlato)


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MEDALJON ZA SREČO

9 THE DOVE OF PEACE – GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)

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THE DOVE OF PEACE – GILT BREAST PIN


The white dove has always represented the transformation of man’s actions into good, beautiful, pure. The colour white represents innocence in all its meanings and is a part of our spiritual heritage. Peace is love, love is peace.
The bird of paradise symbolises the bird of God; the symbolism originates from the Vedic word ‘garuda,’ which means bird of paradise, dove, eagle, God’s cockerel … It’s a symbol of love, peace and divinity. Let it awaken your human element, internal peace and love!


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PURE HEART - GILT BREAST PIN

10 PURE HEART - GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1,5 cm)


A similar heart, made of fresh roses and 3 x 3 m in size, was given to Sai Baba for his 82nd birthday on the 23rd of November 2007 by a group of Slovenes and other citizens of the former Yugoslavia visiting his hometown of Puttaparthi in India. In these turbulent times, we have to keep our hearts pure and our thoughts positive if we want the future of our children and all humankind to be filled with gold!


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ROYAL HORSE – LIPIZZANER GILT BREAST PIN

11 ROYAL HORSE – LIPIZZANER GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 2 cm)


The Lipizzaner horse is a spiritual, ballet horse that also excels in strength, which this horse possesses in great measure. THE WHITE HORSE is the symbol of symbols, which represents to Slovenians as well as to the European and World cultural heritage a living example of the spirituality and excellent animal power of man.
The Lipizzaner horse is born black and turns white as it grows older. Such a transformation represents the transformation of the human, animal nature into the divine knowledge of cosmic human values.
In the past, many ancient parishes in the area of the settlement of Slovenian people in Central Europe were dedicated to St. George on a WHITE HORSE (a symbol of early Christianity).
St. George on a white horse kills the dragon, which implies that man must conquer his EGO during his lifetime. He must become God in the divine creation of the unified cosmic consciousness.
The Lipizzaner horse dwells in LIPICA. Its name originates from the ancient symbol of Slovenians – the linden tree, which also represents everything BEAUTIFUL, WHITE.


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160 VENETIC HORSE GILT BREAST PIN

12 VENETIC HORSE GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)


A few centuries after it was depicted on situlas, Greek and Roman authors wrote that the Veneti people were the best horse breeders. The Veneti depicted horses everywhere – not in a realistic manner, which was the case in Greek and Roman art, but in a stylised form.
Stylised depictions of horses show what nature cannot, namely the horse’s spiritual nature.
We have to say that the stylised depiction of a horse on the Vače situla attracted the artist’s attention right away, and thus he used it as a model for his own oversize figure of the Venetic horse.
The statue quickly won public attention, and today its duplicates stand at several locations: in front of the Palace of Nations in Geneva, at the Nebug complex in Sochi on the Black Sea coast, in front of the former parliament building in Jerusalem, at the World Trade Centre in Ljubljana and in the Town Square in Slovenj Gradec. This miniature Venetic horse is made from gilded porcelain mass and is also available as a gilded breast pin.


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158 OWL GILT BREAST PIN

13 OWL GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)


The owl is the symbol of wisdom.
The symbol of the owl is a symbol of books and knowledge. On the other hand, it is also a symbol of night. It connects the energy and power of sub-consciousness, human spiritual energy and the strength of water and plant energy, which are all latent sources of immortality and the spark of divine fire. It announces something hidden and something that is connected with mystery and knowledge.
I wish this symbol would become a symbol of knowledge and spirit.


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159 THE PIRAN BIRD OF PARADISE – GILT BREAST PIN

14 THE PIRAN BIRD OF PARADISE – GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)


Many years ago archaeologists discovered a bird of paradise fibula in a young girl’s grave at the church of St. George in Piran.
In Christian culture, such fibulas are associated with PARADISE, and man is the image of paradise. This bird lives inside us, within our body. If we nurture it with goodness and beauty, it comes alive...


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157 CARNIOLAN HONEY BEE – APIS MELLIFICA CARNICA GILT BREAST PIN

15 CARNIOLAN HONEY BEE – APIS MELLIFICA CARNICA GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)


This healthy, hard-working and resistant bee is famous because it is one of the oldest known bees in the world - it is about 12,000 years old. Its homeland is the region between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The Slovenians are thus associated with this bee, its comb and its honey. The Aquileian cloth decorated with gold bees, which is kept in the Museum of Aquileia, is well known in Slovenia.
In 1996, Kogoj's Carniolan Honey Bee was used as the symbol of the premiere of Pandur’s Babylon and exhibited in the National Theatre in Maribor.


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MORSKI-KONJICEK-eng

16 SEAHORSE GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 1 cm)


The seahorse lives in the deepest and cleanest parts of the sea. It has long been considered the pearl of the sea and maritime history, and therefore the artist adorned it with a crown.


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STAR - GILT BREAST PIN

17 STAR - GILT BREAST PIN

(2 cm x 2 cm)


The natural shape of this gold star comes from the sea and the cosmos. The “shooting star” is a combination of all worlds: the SEA, the EARTH and the COSMOS. A combination of all natural worlds and their harmony. Harmony is love!
The five-pointed star also symbolises the five elements of man’s life on Earth:
1. the search for truth,
2. righteousness,
3. love for all living things,
4. peace,
5. non-violence.

This star has ten pointed segments (5 outer + 5 inner). As such, it combines the inner and outer seas of the world, and, due to its unique shape, the THIRD EYE or BINDI, which is a sign of man’s awareness of his divine nature. It comes from the VEDAS, which include the oldest knowledge and records of VYASA, written 5000 years ago. These foretell of a new golden age and their prophecies are coming true in this Avataric age.


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