A rose, by any name, is a universal symbol of love and beauty. What could be better than a rose? Two sterling silver rosebuds, exquisitely hand wrought by a master silversmith. Our award-winning resident jeweler, Alvin Vandever is best known for his little sculptural pendants, but his talent knows no limits, as seen in this exceptionally beautiful pin.
A spray of two rosebuds and their leaves is meticulously created, detail by detail, with all the delicacy of the beloved originals, and soldered together, piece by piece. You can almost inhale the perfume of these lovely buds. No scent, but they will last for generations, without withering. The stems, the gracefully arranged and etched leaves, and the tightly coiled buds themselves, are marvels of artistry. The brilliant polish reflects the superlatively formed elements, with the dainty tracery of chiseling on the leaves, a lovely contrast.
Hard to decide which is more remarkable, the execution or the aesthetic pleasure? Both are combined here, in this consummate work of art. An eternal expression of beauty, for yourself; a memorable expression of love for someone who will cherish this forever. Mother, wife, sweetheart, grandmother, graduate – you know who would merit this remarkable, everlasting bouquet .