Boxwood Wire Earrings
Boxwood is an attractive evergreen that can reach heights of thirty or more feet. The slow growing dwarf variety is close clipped (a custom that began in Roman times) to make decorative edgings. Our original model was made from cuttings taken at George Washington's Mount Vernon. The style has been licensed by George Washington's Mount Vernon Ladies Association and a portion of the sales of this design goes to their support.
Materials: The Boxwood earrings are cast in hand patinated bronze with white freshwater pearls. The wires are 925 silver.
Measures: 1.1" L
The Michael Michaud Jewelry Collection 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.