This ruby enamel pendant brings together my love of Hibiscus and art nouveau jewelry.
Hibiscus is a genus composed of several hundred species of flowering plants. Renowned for their large, showy blooms, gardeners often use these plants to attract pollinators. They’re also steeped in symbolism.
To those who worship Kali and Ganesh, they serve as religious offerings. People in Tahiti and Hawaii use them to denote relationship status. It also serves as a national symbol for the people of Haiti and South Korea. With such cultural significance, I couldn’t help but be inspired.
The gold enameled “Hibiscus” is hand chased, and enameled in red. Many of you may know this is the hardest of all colors to work with. First, I carved out shapes in the enamel to represent the petals. Then, I added an art nouveau frame, ruby stamens, and delicate ruby dangler.
If you’re looking for a gift for the anthophile in your life, you can’t go wrong with an enamel pendant like this.
- This ruby enamel pendant features an art nouveau hibiscus outlined in 18k gold. Its crimson color, a rarity in enameling, took hours to achieve.
- From top to bottom, this unique gold pendant measures 2 ¾ by ½” by 1/4”. Because of that, it will never come across as ostentatious.
- Designed by a cloisonné expert, this custom jewelry piece will one day be a family heirloom.
- Since it’s made completely by hand, you can rest easy knowing you’ll never find anything else like it. You’ll also receive your custom jewel artist-signed.
- It’s almost worth its weight in gold! This art nouveau hibiscus pendant is made from nothing but enamel, rubies, and 18k gold.
Are hibiscuses or art nouveau jewelry not really your thing? Or, are you looking for something a bit more abstract? If so, consider placing a custom order. The only thing standing between you and a prized family heirloom is a quick consultation.