- Size 17"-18"L (adjustable)
Michael Michaud Mallow Necklace
The Mallow pendant is cast in bronze with 24ct gold and copper plated petals and yellow freshwater pearls.
Malva is a genius of about 25 to 30 species of herbaceous annual, biennial and perennial plants in the family Malvaceae bearing the common English name Mallow. The Leaves, buds and flowers can be cooked as a vegetable or used in salads. It si one of the earliest cited plants in recorded literature and Horace mentions it in reference to his diet saying 'As for me, olives, endives, and mallows provide sustenance'.
The Michael Michaud Jewellery Collection, designed by Michael Michaud, is a world renowned collection of botanical jewellery.
This unique jewellery is made by creating moulds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. While traditional lost-wax casting begins with a hand-carved model of wax, Michael Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. A mould is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.