Winter is Coming….
Is inspired by Nonnus's poem about the Queen of Winter and
the jewelry produced during the Hellenistic period in
history, which covers the period of Mediterranean history
between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the
emergence of the Roman Empire in 31 BC. Hammered gold
myrtle, laurel and oak leaves were used as adornment in the
form of wreaths or crowns, bracelets and armbands, earrings
and necklaces. Jewelry was considered a symbol of eternity,
peace and victory as it circled around a head, neck, wrist
or finger. The endless circle was customarily used by
Emperors and Empresses' of this time to show strength and
unity to their people.
A shaped, peyote
stitch, torque-style cuff uses multiple armatures to hold
the shape and create a domed curve to the cuff. The cuff
ends with bezel-set pearl cabochons and a bit of shaping
detail. The top of the cuff has a bezel-set CZ and two bezel
set pearl cabochons, ending with peyote stitched oak leaves
on each side of the pearl cabochons.