Olive Wire Earrings
Since ancient times olive leaves have been a symbol of beneficence. To the Greeks they were a mark of peace and victory; olive leaves crowned the winners of the Olympic games.
"How could I not be inspired by an olive leaf, the symbol of peace! I used peacock freshwater pearls because they resembled the color of the tree's fruit." - Michael Michaud
Materials: The Olive Earrings are cast in sterling silver with 24k gold finished. Accented in Peacock Freshwater pearls
Measures: 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.