This 2 sided mosaic of pink sapphire, gold and pearl, then faceted garnet with Greek silver coin and faceted garnet. The mosaic is set in a gold vintage watch from the 1840's bought in Bordeaux, France.
It was 2015. I was exhibiting my work on a cruise of the French Riviera, and one of our stops was the legendary city of Bordeaux... with SO much history packed in one place, wherever I ventured brought new sights and sounds to my senses. Right by the Museum of Design I found an antique store that made my heart go pitter patter... I was enthralled. I think I would have taken everything home had it fit in my luggage. And the owner, Madame Cecile, was so lovely with me and did her best to shuffle through my rusty French... I have gone back twice since. This is what the Wanderlust Collection is all about- designing from experiences that are packed with meaning.
July is RUBY.
The stone of love for thousands of years across a multitude of cultures, RUBY represents love, passion, power, and a zest for life. Believed to be the stone that improves motivation RUBY is said to promote positive dreams and clarity. The wearer is said to feel positive and courageous while donning this gem: in short, the RUBY is the perfect stone for my darling Sophanistas to FEEL BEAUTIFUL.