Sweet Basil Earrings - Small Leaf

Sweet Basil Earrings - Small Leaf

$ 78.00

Basil was introduced to Europe from India and its primary use is culinary. The pungent, fresh leaves are the principal ingredients of the classic Italian pasta sauce, pesto Genovese. It is particularly wonderful with tomatoes and mushrooms. A pot of fresh Basil is also useful in repelling flies and it was once traditional to place pots of these pungent-smelling herbs on outside tables of Mediterranean cafes. Another use of Basil is in an herbal bath because of its stimulating effect.

Materials: The Sweet Basil earrings are cast in bronze with a hand patination. The wires are 925 silver.

Measures: 0.75" L x 0.4" 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.