"Loveliest of tree the cherry now,
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide"
- A. E. Hausman 1859-1936
A miniature glass bell jar encapsulates a snow white real cherry blossom, collected from my garden earlier this Spring. The flower have been carefully preserved and won't wither or die, so you can enjoy this summers keepsake for years to come.
Cherry blossom is a particularly powerful symbol, not only of the riotous beauty of life and nature, but also of the delicate and fleeting nature of life. It serves as a wonderful reminder that life is both overwhelming beautiful and short, so take care to appreciate every moment you can. In Japan the cherry blossom is also a symbol of Spring and renewal.
The chain is nickle-free bronze and 24 inches long.
This piece was made with natural materials, so please take care to keep it dry and to store it safely away from direct sunlight.
The pieces at Ruby Robin are designed to allow the quiet beauty of nature to shine, to stir the imagination, inspire wonder and encapsulate a microcosm of long forgotten memories. I make my jewellery using a range of strange and beautiful curiosities, found in the woods and on the mountain sides, on the windswept beaches and wild meadows.
'The mountains are calling and I must go.'
- John Muir
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