The Cherry Blossom necklace is cast in oxidised bronze and accented with white keshi pearl flowers and pink freshwater pearl flower buds.
In Japan, Cherry Blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse.
They are also an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
This stunning necklace is made from bronze and white and pink pearls to create a unique statement piece.
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 .