Fleuriste Collection - Blue Hydrangea Statement EarringsRegular price $88.00
The Fleuriste (meaning “florist”) collection features ceramic teardrops decorated with hand-painted florals. Paired with an oversized pearl or gold petal stud, each teardrop is framed with a delicate flourish of 22k gold.
The Toile Fleuriste features a whimsical, stylized Chinese rose and vine pattern that is inspired by the climbing Chinese roses of Monet’s gardens in Giverny. The Hydrangea Fleuriste features mini floral studies modeled after our iconic hydrangea pottery.
One of the biggest sources of inspiration for this collection is from my recent travels to Paris and New York City. During my most recent visits to the Met and the Louvre, I have become fascinated with Rococo porcelain from the 18th century; especially intricate snuff boxes by Sevres Manufactory featured at The Met and the exquisitely painted porcelain pendants found in the Louvre’s collection of the French Crown Jewels. I fell in love with the softly layered pastel colors applied with the utmost delicacy, and the elegantly gilded 24k gold framing detail. Seeing the French Royal Jewels include porcelain pendant pieces in the same display as diamond and gem encrusted crowns opened my mind to the push the boundaries between luxe handmade jewelry and fine art. My goal in creating the Fleuriste collection was to explore that invisible line, to move beyond the idea of “craft” and create wearable works of fine art.