Japanese for Plum Blossom, Ume is related to both the plum and apricot trees. One of the most beloved flowers in China, plum blossoms have been frequently depicted in Chinese painting and poetry for centuries. Born of the bitter cold of winter, it has come to symbolize perseverance, hope, and the transitory nature of life. It also reminds its observers that spring will soon arrive.
Materials: The Ume Branch Earrings is cast in bronze and layered in metals. Accented with freshwater pearls. Sterling silver ear wire with 24K gold finish.
Dimensions: 1 1/4" Drop
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.