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Pearl Cherry Blossom Necklace and Earrings
Price: $95.00 - $250.00
Like a metallurgist of yore, noted jewelry artist Michael Michaud re-creates the cloud-like grace of cherry blossoms by arraying blooms of freshwater pearls—keishi pearl petals with traditional pearl accents—along oxidized bronze cherry tree branches, cast directly from cherry tree twigs with this Pearl Cherry Blossom Necklace and Earrings. Presented on a delicate strand of pink opals, this stunning botanical Necklace with oxidized bronze findings is secured with a lobster clasp. The matching dangle Pierced Earrings feature sterling silver earwires. Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
Pearl Cherry Blossom Necklace $250.00
Pearl Cherry Blossom Pierced Earrings $95.00
Viewing cherry blossoms in early spring was deemed such a transcendently beautiful experience, the Japanese gave it a name, hanami. Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian began the celebration of cherry blossoms in the early 1900s when the trees that now line the nearby Tidal Basin were given to the United States by Japan. The breathtaking collection on these pages celebrates these enduring symbols of renewal while evoking the motifs of many print, painted and ceramic artworks in our Freer Gallery of Art.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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