Romantic Cherry Blossom Necklace
Sale Price: $49.99
Original Price: $110.00
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At once graceful and sophisticated, the delicately twining blossoms and leaves of this spectacular and utterly feminine Romantic Cherry Blossom Necklace showcase the artistry of Balinese seed-bead artisans, who employ the French wire technique to achieve an exquisite beads-in-bloom look. Slightly flexible, the three-dimensional spray can be adjusted to achieve a pleasing fit. Glass seed beads. Each may vary slightly. 19 to 20"l.
In 1912, as a gesture of friendship between Japan and the United States, the mayor of Tokyo gifted Washington, D.C., with 3,000 cherry blossom trees. Celebrating 101 years of American cherry blossom viewing, these carefully curated gifts and accessories echo the beauty of these delicate blooms as expressed both in the motifs of many print, painted and ceramic artworks in our Freer Gallery of Art and in the jewelry in our American History Museum’s costume collection.
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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