Orange blossoms symbolise pure loveliness and eternal love.
Queen Victoria was wreathed in orange blossom for her wedding in 1840. But orange blossoms adorning brides goes far back into ancient Chinese tradition.
Orange blossoms at weddings became so popular that the phrase "to gather orange blossoms" meant "to seek a wife"
Each enamelled orange blossom measures 10mm high and 8mm wide, (about the size of my pinky fingernail)
Every flower is shaped and enamelled by hand with care and attention to detail.
These little creations are all slightly different, due to the hand crafted techniques used.
The enamel reacts to the slightest of changes in the process of the crafting. This gives each flower a unique charm, with subtle flares of colour and changes in the texture of the silver. Each piece ends up a bit of a surprise, just as nature intends.
Made with sterling silver, glass enamel and glass beads.
All components are also sterling silver.