Few years ago, during an adventurous trip to the high mountains of my homeland Nepal, I fell in love. The beautiful Rhododendron flowers growing wildly during its blooming seasons and the trees full of flowers filled mountains looked spectacular. That combined with the magnificent and thundering waterfalls cascading down the mountains was etched in my heart forever. I have tried to depict this very essence in my fantasy jewellery design and transformed those memories into a series of fine jewellery.
This went on to be the WINNER OF THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD in the (INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY STAR) IJS AWARDS 2019 in SINGAPORE !
For the leaves, custom carving the green chalcedony seemed a perfect choice in terms of aesthetics and to keep the budget within reason. The addition of pearls contributed to the momentum and freshness that a splash of water hitting the rocks would bring.
The centerpiece is a 3D version Rhododendron flower in gold with custom carved calcedony leaves. It has a simple mechanism to attach and detach a pearl necklace with 2 claps on either side and also a comb at the back for turning it into a headpiece. So depending on the occasion or mood of the wearer it can be worn as a full necklace or can be dis-assembled and used separately as a head turning special jewellery that normally only exists in fantasy world!
I wanted to make this a multifunctional jewellery as I would like to see my designs being worn over and over again. After all when we strive to create something so aesthetically beautiful as a maker it is much more satisfying to me when my pieces are more useful.
I haven’t put it up for sale yet and I’m not ready to separate yet with this piece.
However I do realise that I should let it go and find it’s home… hopefully someone who understands and appreciates this masterpiece.
Please contact me for details if only you’re a serious buyer.