- Size 3.05 cm
Michael Michaud Cherry Blossom Earrings
The Cherry Blossom earrings are cast in oxidised bronze and accented with white keshi pearls. The wires are 925 silver.
In Japan, Cherry Blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse. They are also an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees as a gift to the US in 1912 to celebrate our growing friendship. These trees line the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The gift was renewed in 1965 with another 3,800 trees. Cherry Blossom Festivals are celebrated throughout the United States and around the world.
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.
Earrings size: 3.05 cm
Cherry Blossom earrings are inspired by the intense, bright colours record the sunlight sparkling on the grass and blossom-laden trees represented in Les Pommiers en Fleur (Orchard in Blossom) by Charles-François Daubigny, part of the Scottish National Gallery Collection, NG 2586