Ferns have been around since the dawn of time. They first appeared in fossil records that date back to the Devonian period 360 million years ago and have graced the planet ever since. They grow in many different habitats throughout the world and most popular during the Carboniferous Period (the Age of Ferns) being the dominant part of vegetation. Some ferns are used for food like fiddleheads, in art and for medical purposes. Not only do these unassuming environmentally friendly plant stand the test of time, they remove pollutants from the air, remediate contaminated soils and serve as decorative highlights in any space they share.
Materials: The Fern earrings are cast in bronze with green patinated leaves.
Measures: 1.3" L x 0.66" W
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.