The soul of every garden lies not in any one petal, wing, or ray of sunshine, but in the communal spirit of each of these living together in perfect harmony. This is celebrated by four Native American artists joining together to create this mixed metal and gemstone enhancer. Talents unite in a garden design featuring a butterfly and flower by Veronica Benally, silver bud and vine by Cody Sanderson, flower by Fritz Casuse and butterfly channel inlay by Roderick Tenorio. Crafted from sterling silver, brass, copper, blue turquoise, pink and red coral, purple charoite, orange spiny oyster shell, variscite, gold mother of pearl and malachite. The fluid nature and dimensional beauty of this enhancer make it a must-have for any collection. Measures 3-1/4" long x 2" wide with snap hinge bail. Made in America with gemstones from around the world. This piece was inspired by the Butterfly Symphony necklace, a unique collaboration of four award-winning Native designers. Click on the Inspiration tab for more details.
The 2010 SWAIA auction gala necklace was a collaborative effort by award-winning designers. Roderick Tenorio, Veronica Benally, Fritz Casuse and Cody Sanderson. Each Native Designer added their own elements to the necklace to create a piece that integrated different styles into one outstanding look. Inspired by nature, the necklace features butterflies created by each designer and Native symbols and flowers throughout. The necklace was sold for over $24,000 and generated significant interest by collectors. Each artist involved designed pieces that were inspired by the necklace, including two collaborative efforts by all four.
This collaborative enhancer features design elements that were inspired by the 2010 SWAIA auction gala necklace. From butterflies to flowers, this is a wearable work of art that should be part of any collector's wardrobe.
For exclusive behind the scenes footage of how the necklace was designed as well as the 2010 auction itself, follow this link Butterfly Symphony.
Like all fine jewelry, Carolyn Pollack Sterling Silver Jewelry should be handled carefully. Store jewelry in a plastic bag, dry and wrapped in tissue paper, when not being worn or displayed. Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth when necessary, but never subject to chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners, as these substances can cause the genuine gemstones to discolor. Never wear jewelry in a swimming pool.