One of the first flowers of the new year, snowdrops are a striking bloom in the winter months when little else is growing. Flowering between January and March, they are a welcome sign that the brighter days of spring are on their way. Snowdrops have long been associated with winter, its Latin name, Galanthus nivalis, literally meaning “milk flower of the snow”. However, the plants common name, snowdrops, is believed to originate from a style of pearl earring popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. This beautiful flower, often symbolic of spring and purity, is the perfect inspiration for jewelry, creating a full circle from its name’s origin.
Materials: The Snowdrops brooch is cast in bronze with a green hand patination and matte white silver flowers, accented with peridots.
Measures: 2.2"L x 0.9" W
About Michael Michaud Jewelry
The Michael Michaud Jewelry Collection, designed by Michael Michaud, is a world renowned collection of botanical jewelry. It captures the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze accented with pearls, beads, coral and stones. His exacting attention to detail gives you true to nature, botanical jewelry.
This unique jewelry is made by creating molds 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 mold is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mold of itself.
Michael Michaud Jewelry is renowned for its beauty and workmanship and is featured in the finest museums, galleries and speciality retailers around the world. Many collections are commissioned by leading museums such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art and the Château de Versailles.
Each piece of Michael Michaud Jewelry is handcrafted in New York, U.S.A