The Olive brooch is cast in hand patinated bronze and accented with olive green freshwater pearls.
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.
This beautiful olive brooch is made from patinated bronze and finished with delicate green pearls.
The Michael Michaud jewellery collection 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, Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model.
A mould is then created around it and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.
These pieces are then finished with coral, pearl and beads to create uniquely detailed botanical jewellery .