Michael Michaud bonnet orchid necklace captures the beauty of this unique flower. The necklace design features a centerpiece of three brown bonnet orchid leaves. The centerpiece leaves are cast in bronze and finished with a green patina on one side and a brown enamel on the other. The necklace features a chain made up of a double strand of small green peridot beads.
This necklace uses a lobster clasp and chain extender so you can adjust the necklace anywhere between approximately 18” in length to approximately 19”. The centerpiece of the necklace measures approximately 4” wide by approximately 1” tall. Please note that the dime is not included but is shown to help you gauge the size of the jewelry.
This necklace would make a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors, nature jewelry, or unique handcrafted artisan jewelry. This necklace has also been popular for wedding jewelry.
This necklace was handcrafted in the USA by talented jewelry artist Michael Michaud as part of his Silver Seasons collection. This necklace comes with our original store tags and gift box, great for giving or storage for years to come. This necklace also comes with an information card that states the following:
The Bonnet Orchid is a genus of about 100 species of neotropical orchid. They are partly characterized by the presence of a ringed, ribbed sheath around the stem.
A portion of the proceed goes to the support of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. San Marino, CA 91108
Hand patinaed bronze with hand enamel. Handmade in the USA.
Michaud for Silver Seasons
Artist Michael Michaud collects flora from his travels around the world. Your jewelry is then cast from nature’s own creation, capturing each natural detail of the original. Silver Season’s fine craftsmen then hand finish each design in bronze, sterling silver, or gold using genuine stones and pearls. There is no need to use a polishing cloth on any of Michael’s designs, soap and water will do.
About the artist: Michael Michaud
“Nature’s creations are the ultimate art that fills our hearts with joy, warms our souls with promise and fuels our spirit with desire. My true inspiration to reflect this beauty in adornment is what my Art is all about.”- Michael Michaud
Artist Michael Michaud was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Westport, Connecticut. He currently resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife and children. Michael studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s prestigious school for American craftsmen, graduating in 1980. In 1991, fortunate enough to be living in the Connecticut countryside and working near New York City’s flower district, Michael’s love of nature began to combine with his love of jewelry. Today’s collection is a combination of Michael’s exceptional knowledge of jewelry making and his love of nature. He has perfected the technique of creating models from natural elements and, after models are made, manipulating these “copies of nature” into beautiful jewelry. Using bronze, sterling silver or gold and natural stones and pearls, Michael’s designs have become well known for their remarkable craftsmanship and beauty.