My origin goes back to the 15th century, from the Italian ‘liquido’ which, in law and finance, defined the goods that could “flow” easily from one person to another. I am silver, a material and colour which slips between your fingers. I am one of the seven sacred metals.
My white radiance transforms objects into treasures, into heavenly manna, into fetishes endowed with magical or talismanic properties, noble enough to be offered to the gods.
Under the chemical form of mercury, I become quicksilver, intangible and elusive as a thousand drops. My silver color is a symbol of fluidity. It is said that I have no smell but my energy has made the world go round and heads spin since ancient times. I can make you sink or swim.