The Jeweled Garden by
Matthew Campbell Laurenza
Designed with Swarovski Genuine Gemstones â„˘
Jeweled Craftsmanship A few years ago, acclaimed jewelry designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza and Atelier Swarovski engaged to partner on an art project highlighting the natural
beauty of Swarovski’s genuine gemstones. The project—entitled Jeweled Garden—brings to life unique sculptures inspired by flora and fauna that showcase the unrivalled craftsmanship of both Laurenza and Swarovski.
This collection contains fifteen hyper-real sculptures of flora and fauna, accompanied by fifteen opulent pieces of wearable sculpture. Together they
build an astonishing invocation of the human experience, represented by the superb intricacy of nature, made material through objects of desire. Objects of desire and dedication: these flora and fauna have each been realized over several
hundred hours of meticulous labor, while the project as a whole, including the fifteen pieces of wearable sculpture, took over three years to produce.
Matthew’s vision for the project began as many feats do: private, unbridled ideas forming, evolving and coalescing. While the project may appear to be
a departure from Laurenza’s usual work, moving away from jewelry into the
world of sculpture, it is actually a return of sorts. Laurenza studied sculpture before moving into jewelry design and has always incorporated principles from
the discipline within his jewelry collections. It was natural that Jeweled Garden would fuse techniques from both disciplines, and being well acquainted with
both proved invaluable when construction began in earnest as challenges with such a complex and formidable project would lead to stunningly engineered sculptures with interlocking and articulating components.
Drawing from two design disciplines also enabled Laurenza to harmonize
aesthetic principles which he engaged with a delicate clarity. The flora and
fauna are all double layered, consisting of a silver skeleton which has been ornamented with Swarovski’s precious and semi-precious stones. The
arrangement of these stones builds the exterior corpus and extremities of the animals, the blossoms and pedicels of the flowers, as well as the surface of the fungi. Laurenza meticulously chose Swarovski gemstones to ensure that each
one would illuminate, precisely, the kaleidoscopic nature of his creations,
making the aesthetic process a virtual exercise in color–a poetics of light and form resembling a painter’s brushwork.
The relationship between Laurenza and Swarovski was well established before this project began; their gemstones feature prominently in Laurenza’s jewelry collections. When Laurenza was approached by the crystal house as
a partner on this project, it was to take their relationship into new territory. Swarovski encouraged Laurenza to develop the project further, suggesting the sculptures be accompanied by a collection of fine jewelry which would extend
the sculptures’ beauty, power and mythological resonance into every-day life. The fifteen jewelry pieces, like the sculptures, are all adorned with precious
and semi-precious gems. They are handmade, using traditional jewelry craftsmanship, and each stone was set one-by-one to jigsaw elegantly with
the others. The results are breathtaking; they will radiate color and light for a lifetime and through the ages and stand as a testament to Laurenza’s diligence and commitment to exquisite beauty.
Matthew Campbell Laurenza Infused with inspiration from countries worldwide and his background in sculpture, jewelry and architecture, American designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza blends experiences and cultures to produce unique and distinctive jewelry designs.
Born in Colorado, Matthew lived in New Mexico and Texas as a child before moving to Kentucky where he finished high school. He began his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design pursuing a degree in architecture and interior
design. Realizing that architecture had creative limits, Matthew transferred to Bellarmine College and adjusted his focus to pursue a degree in Fine Arts with a speciality in sculpture. Although no longer pursuing architecture, he applied
the concepts of design and construction to his sculpture projects and began
to construct breathtaking jewelry designs. “Every piece of jewelry is art. The carving of the wax, the placement of stones, the use of color and texture, the
profile—all of these elements combine to create a miniature sculpture to be worn and become a part of someone’s daily life.”
As a part-time expat for more than a decade, Matthew splits his time between
Asia, the United States and the multitude of countries he visits. His non-stop travel schedule means that he is frequently in as many as five or six countries
within a single month. As Matthew travels, he makes time to see the sights, experience the local culture, and visit the museums—all of which serve as a starting point for his designs. The old adage that ‘history repeats itself’ draws
Matthew to historical design periods. The art deco, renaissance, modernism,
arts and crafts and other movements hold special appeal. “Artists are a product of their environment. We are sensitive to what has come before us, and acutely attuned to what is happening around us. My travels have informed and shaped
everything I do and in return, I bring a new point of view and an invigorated energy to the design process.” Matthew uses these strong influences and blends them with modern and refreshing nuances to develop opulent designs.
Matthew Campbell Laurenza’s woman’s collection launched at Bergdorf
Goodman in 2007 and was introduced shortly thereafter at Neiman Marcus,
Harrods, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and other high-end luxury retailers. Today, the brand is in 36 markets and sold through more than 100 retailers
worldwide including cosmopolitan centers such as London, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo, and Moscow.
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The Garden as Inspiration As we enter a garden, each of our senses is activated: a whirring dragonfly; the warmth of sunshine; a collage of reds, pinks, blues, purples and greens; a
wafting fragrance of blooms, soil, and grass; and an almost palpable sweetness. As Matthew conceptualized The Jeweled Garden, he thought of how the five senses play a crucial, inseparable role in our experiences.
Many 17th Century artists produced heavily detailed works–visually rich and
highly symbolic–exploring the power of the senses. In The Jeweled Garden,
Matthew pays homage to Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Ruben’s cycle of paintings, The Five Senses. Each of the five works (created in partnership by
the Franco-Flemish masters between 1617 and 1620) used elaborate symbolism to depict a different sense. They relied heavily upon the concept and tradition of allegory, orchestrating parallels between the natural world and the nature of
our humanity, our soul and biological constitution. Artists have always held a mirror up to the world, solidifying our place and purpose, or making us question
them but The Five Senses, created in the pre-dawn of the Enlightenment, ask
us to consider how our biology shapes who we are, what we are, and how we interact with nature. With The Jeweled Garden Laurenza does too.
While The Jeweled Garden maintains the opulence and conceptual density of
The Five Senses, the fifteen extravagant sculptures which form the backbone of this project are not merely reflections of nature. Each sculpture represents an evolution of nature, of magnified life forms that do not, and cannot inhabit the same space as we. All of our senses are activated through this direct
confrontation between what we see and what we know, between the familiarity of the forms and the surprise of their appearance.
Laurenza’s creations must inhabit their own space. They are too beautiful, too
powerful, too magnificent and too much a part of that otherworldly space—a space that, but for Laurenza’s artistry, we would not be destined to enter.
Legend of The Jeweled Garden As Laurenza’s flora and fauna evolved, their sheer size meant that a new place must be found to contain their magnitude. For thousands of years they had existed on Earth — hardly noticed as humanity busied itself with other concerns.
But whispers of their changes began to imbibe mythology and folklore. Winding its way through each story, each superstition, and each rumor of their existence
was a common message — these new beings were unlike any other. Each served a distinct role and exhibited a unique personality; and they all embodied a challenge to the senses.
As time passed, their bodies hardened into metallic shells — where there had
once been camouflaging color, myriad hues of gemstones replaced fragile
outer layers. Their biological receptors became heightened until even the most succulent of gardens and forests could not sustain them. Humanity became
acutely aware of them. Suddenly they were targets of experiments and desperate
fascination. The Earth was no longer safe. A new home had to be found for them, somewhere they could evolve in peace.
Humanity’s elders came from all corners of the globe to offer help. They saw
the magnificent potential of these creatures. They respected them and wanted to protect them. They combined all their power and knowledge until a sanctuary
was found. And so it was that, in the early hours before another dawn, the flora
and fauna headed toward their new home, climbing into space along tendrils of
light that dropped down to Earth like ropes from a high window. As the moon fell beneath the horizon and the sun rose up, the creatures left our atmosphere forever and their lives began anew… in The Jeweled Garden.
Mushroom The EntrĂŠe They spread their caps wide, opening every pore to the dew of their new home. It
tastes like magic, a supernatural cacophony garnished with primordial wisdom.
They inhale deeply, imbibing the power of this celestial whirlwind, taking it all in, then bursting forth in cherry, green, orange, violet and blue.
The others are desperate to know which mushroom is which, to see how their powers could be harnessed, cultivated, guzzled and absorbed. Because one of
them cures, one of them kills, one opens the mind to psychedelic narration, another opens taste buds to lush degustation. And the last? They can be everything at once: the wild card.
The mushrooms will not reveal themselves. After millennia of quiet servitude,
they are finally tasting the true expanse of their own power. It is black and gold, unbridled, rapacious. They will not be consumed. They will not go back to the
way things were. For here they are altered completely, their consciousness expanding, mushrooming into a labyrinth of succulent profundity.
Dimensions (Large): 15cm Height x 10cm Width x 10cm Length Dimensions (Small): 8cm Height x 4cm Width x 4cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 596 pcs of Amethyst genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 110 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium & 24K Gold plating
Dogwood The Consul She is their faithful magistrate, dense but fine-grained, elected by the others to keep her eyes on justice, relied upon for her flawless composure and tendrils of equity. She represents them all â€” arms fanning out in a blueprint of valor,
coated in leaves of tranquil endurance, crowned with blooms that sing songs of
freedom, peace and virtuosity. The notes are creamy, the keys supple, with a dollop of champagne fizzing at the bridge.
She mostly presides over joy and frivolity, consul of the colony, captain of their odyssey. But occasionally she must step between them, sauntering along their high-wire battle-lines, feuds redefined by her tip-toeing wisdom, unwound by the verdicts of her artful prescriptions.
Dimensions: 105cm Height x 40cm Width x 24cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 13,924 pcs of White Topaz 1,460 pcs of Honey Topaz Grand Total: 14,070 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,000 cts. Set in Silver with White Rhodium plating
Here she can be any color she likes, changing outfits every day. Every hour if
she chooses. For she is a polymorphic princess, absorbing tints and tones of the garden and then reflecting its energy. Today she wears black spinel and khaki
here, she can be any color she likes, changing outfits every day; every hour if she chooses, for she is a polymorphic princess, reflecting tints and tones of the wings, antennae, thorax and abdomen lit up like a color wheel. garden as she absorbs its energy. today she wears black spinel and khaki topaz, accented by juicy red and tartwhich apple-green. tomorrow could anything: wings, She was born to be noticed, is why she is never thebe same long enough antennae, thorax and a color wheel.coloration that scatters to be understood. Thatabdomen mystery lit is up herlike magic: a cryptic topaz, accented by juicy red and tart apple-green. Tomorrow could be anything:
light across the mind and flutters the soul. She is a beacon of organized chaos,
She wasand born to be — noticed, which is why she must never be the same long whimsy impulse her royal prerogative.
enough to be understood. that mystery is her magic: a cryptic coloration that Some things though. She isthe golden, always a creature of perfect scatters lightnever acrosschange, the mind and flutters soul. She is a— beacon of organized symmetry and majesty. She— is almost constantly in flight, moving from high chaos, whimsy and impulse her royal prerogative. tea to banquet to soiree, alighting just for a moment or two before floating to her next engagement. Some things never change, though. She is golden always — a creature of perfect
symmetry and majesty. She is almost constantly in flight, moving from high tea to banquet to soiree, alighting only for a moment or two — wings gracefully undulating — before floating to her next engagement.
Dimensions: 30cm Height x 46cm Width x 36cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 27,363 pcs of Black Onyx 7,296 pcs of Black Spinel 6,441 pcs of Apple Green Topaz 2,157 pcs of Red Jasper 1,843 pcs of Khaki Topaz Grand Total: 45,100 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,600 cts. Set in Silver with 24K Gold plating
Spider Mum The Confidante She has bathed in bone-china sipped at by emperors, witnessed the nuptials
of commoners and kings, rested on the graves of the fallen. She has been privy to information that had no price, that changed the course of history: all those secrets and lies, those hopes and dreams, the incantations and machinations.
She never asked to be this repository... to be trusted. She said nothing. Did
nothing. Still the humans were drawn her, to that honeycomb heart, seemingly hypnotized by her poppy-tipped fingers, stretched out and inviting. She had
no choice but to accept the burden, bearing the confidence of others, serving as their soft-petaled vault.
How quickly she learned the power of silence, of listening â€” a lesson she carried with her to the garden, where she remains hushed still. For she is attuned, now, to the sound of private duets, or mumbled truth revealed between breaths,
inhaling a catalogue of whispered conversations, exhaling in swirls of fluent exaltation, swaying with the thrill of fresh observations.
Dimensions: 31cm Height x 20cm Width x 21cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 1 pc of Honey Topaz 1,639 pcs of Poppy Topaz 3,839 pcs of Honey Topaz Grand total: 5,478 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 380 cts. Set in Silver with Titanium Green, Titanium Orange plating, and 24K Gold plating
Lilac The Ingenue She extends herself in ornamental grandeur, bearing a sweet smell of exuberance.
She is early summer, bright and fresh: a violet sunrise, swirling with deep pink vigor and blinding white. Here, in the garden, she will never set, never wilt or decay. She seems to speak for them all in that way, feeding off their deep sighs of pleasure as they catch her perfume on the breeze, reminding them they have
found a place of endless growth and light. She blossoms wildly in this fertile abundance, because she can, because she wants to, because she gives pleasure and gains pleasure... nothing more.
Dimensions: 118cm Height x 30cm Width x 30cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 2,780 pcs of White Topaz 18,096 pcs of Violac Topaz 10,322 pcs of Pink Topaz Grand Total: 31,198 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,800 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
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the good is is notnot nearly good good enoughenough for him. wherever goes he will The goodlife life nearly for him.he Wherever hesniff goes he will sniff out the the richest riches, see from the highest heights, only listen to scrumptious out richest riches, see from the highest heights, only listen to scrumptious melodies, or taste nectar that is pure and light. his indulgences are colossal, melodies, or taste nectar that is pure and light. His indulgences are colossal, stratospheric, barely conceivable. It’s true, he discriminates, but we made him stratospheric, conceivable. It’sforce-fed true, he discriminates, but we made him this way: our little barely prince, lavished with praise, affection, cherished and this way: our little prince, lavished praise, force-fed cherished relished from every direction. at times this joiewith de vivre weighed him down,affection, even maderelished him wonder if he should a few pounds for his ruby-red wings and from every lose direction. At times this joie debulged vivre weighed him at the seams, causing a kink in the stream of his jet-black dreams. here in down, even made him wonder if he should lose a few poundsthe for his ruby-red garden, however, good taste is limitless and free from consequence. there’s no wings bulged at the seams, causing a kink in the stream of his jet-black dreams. gravity here to pull strings of guilt, anguish, blame or restraint; and when he first Here inits the garden, his however, good taste is limitless and free from entered atmosphere, niggling doubts untethered like balloons slipping from consequence. There’s here to away pull into strings ofexpanse. guilt, anguish, the fingersno of agravity tired child, floating the vast he watchedblame them or restraint; until when they disappeared, one by one, carried on with hisniggling wanton hum and theuntethered like and he first entered itsthen atmosphere, his doubts critical business of pleasure. balloons slipping from the fingers of a tired child, floating away into the vast
expanse. He watched them until they disappeared, one by one, then carried on with his wanton hum and the critical business of pleasure.
Dimensions: 15cm Height x 28cm Width x 40cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 14,784 pcs of Black Onyx 350 pcs of White Topaz 5,340 pcs of Blazing Red Topaz 6,599 pcs of Black Spinel Grand Total: 27,073 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,200 cts. Set in Silver with Black & White Rhodium plating
SCarab The Hedonist the hedOnISt
Once he was the sun, revered by Egyptians as the embodiment of Khepri, who Oncethe he great was thestar sun, every revered day, by egyptians embodiment of Khepri, who carrying renewed rollingasit the above the horizon then renewed the great star every day, rolling it above the horizon then carrying it it through the other world after sunset. Whenever its rays kissed their skin, through the other world after sunset. whenever its rays kissed their skin, whenever whenever it burnt or wearied them, they thought of him. He has known what is it burnt or wearied them, they thought of him. he has known what is it to be revered it to be revered honored —soldiers’ nestled against soldiers’ or clutched by and honoredand — nestled against breasts and clutched by breasts mighty pharaohs mighty pharaohs andfaithful. hordes of the faithful. Symbolism price: and hordes of the Symbolism has its price, and with hishas mindits caught up with his in the hope andthe awe of others he began to forget the sensations of his mind caught up in hope and awe of others he began to forget theown sensations body. now, he is free from the fingers and lips of prayer, released from the grip of his own body. of tradition and mysticism. he has rediscovered his senses, planting a rainforest pure stimulation, goosebumps vibrations. his bodyfrom the In theofgarden, he is free from theprickling fingersfrom andmalachite lips of prayer, released quakes with every step, reverberates with every breath, in this ecstatic revelation. grip of tradition and mysticism. He has rediscovered his senses, planting a forest of pure stimulation, goosebumps prickling from malachite vibrations. His body quakes with every step, reverberates with every breath, in this ecstatic revelation.
dimensions: 18cm height x 33cm width x 33cm length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 14,619 pcs of Malachite 8,060 pcs of rainforest topaz Dimensions: 18cm Height x 33cm Width x 33cm Length Grand total: 22,679 pcs of genuine gemstones estimated Carat weight: 800 cts. Swarovski Genuine Set in SilverGemstones: with black rhodium plating
14,619 pcs of Malachite MSrp (uSd): $ 150,000 8,060 pcs of Rainforest Topaz Grand Total: 22,679 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 800 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
Metallic Beetle The Builder She constructed every square inch of their new home: cementing foundations in magnetic fields, hammering nails at the speed of light, soldering a network
of dark matter until a luminous enclave began to emerge. She worked day and night building this neighborhood of galactic manors and cosmic mansions, milky white chateaus and nebulous citadels.
She was made for this; built for it. Her golden wings — robust, but nimble —
slipped confidently between the dust clouds swept up in her frenzied assembly. The vermilion crisscross of cells on her back served as solid blocks of renewable
power, and her lapis veins, coursing with blue blood, became scaffolds of fortitude whenever she grew weary.
The others encouraged her to take a break — “Rest now, appreciate” — but she told them plainly she doesn’t know how, and cannot imagine slowing down: “My energy’s endless, abilities tremendous and will... relentless.” Dimensions: 8cm Height x 32cm Width x 19cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 4,421 pcs of Lapis 75 pcs of Honey Topaz 171 pcs of Citrine 272 pcs of Rhodolite Raspberry 139 pcs of Rhodolite Orchid 1,365 pcs of White Topaz 1,691 pcs of Black Spinel Grand Total: 8,134 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 250 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
Long Horned Beetle
lOnG The Glutton hOrned beetle
When he first started drinking in secret, wringing syrup down his gold plated
throat, he told himself that everything ends and his hunger was as natural as the Glut tOn day and night... life and death. Though he knew these were the half-hearted excuses of an addict — an irredeemable glutton.
when he first started drinking in secret, wringing syrup down his gold plated He had taste for ends, the garden’s cosmic energy upon their throat, he quickly remindeddeveloped himself thata everything that his hunger was as natural as night and day...like life milk and death. but these are the half-hearted excuses ofdeep an in his arrival. It was and honey rolling over his lips, settling addict: an irredeemable glutton. he hashim developed a taste for the garden — its smoky-quartz belly and delivering into a dreamworld. milk, its honey, rolling over his lips, settling deep in his smoky-quartz belly and Hewill knows hesated will not untilcompletely. the gardeneven is drained completely. he not be untilbeit sated is drained then, satisfaction willEven be then, satisfaction will bereturns brief;— hunger always returns — a black as hole brief; hunger always a black hole of temptation stretching longofastemptation his antennae, asas dark and as his as marcasite shell. he knows this,marcasite because shell. stretching long as shimmery his antennae, dark and shimmery as his he ravaged poplarbefore: plantations, eviscerating Hehas knows this, worlds becausebefore: he hasdecimating ravaged worlds decimating plantations, forests of the hardest piece by piece and tree by by piece tree. he cannot (willtree. He eviscerating forestswood, of the hardest wood, piece and tree by not) stop.(will he has succumbed to the taste of pure just enough leaving cannot not) stop. He has succumbed to indulgence, the taste ofleaving pure indulgence, room for a single, pounding thought: more... more... more. just enough room for a single, pounding thought: more... more... more.
dimensions: 23cm height x 50cm width x 66cm length Dimensions: 23cm Height x 50cm Width x 66cm Length
Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 15,973 pcs of Marcasite Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 5,421 pcs of Smoky Quartz 15,973 pcs of Marcasite 6,845 pcs of black Spinel whiteQuartz topaz 5,42195 pcspcs of of Smoky 6,845Grand pcs oftotal: Black28,344 Spinelpcs of genuine gemstones estimated Carat weight: 1,300 cts. 95 pcs of White Topaz Set in Silver with black rhodium plating Grand Total: 28,344 pcs of genuine gemstones
MSrp (uSd): $ 120,000
Estimated Carat Weight: 1,300 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
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a bright-white He has seen itheall, and brimming with Heis is a bright-white courage. he withcourage. and brimming seen it all, wide-eyed haswide-eyed
energy. receiving reflecting energy, wings: strong, transparent flanked by racer, flankedracer, by strong, transparent wings: reflecting energy, receiving energy.
an insect cartographe r, he has charted the depth and breadth of the garden with his big, multifaceted eyes. everywhere is known to him now latitudes, poppy colored longitudes, degrees of minute separation. he will never He has charted the depth and breadth of the garden with his big, multifaceted get bored, never get tired, never stop. each journey is different from the last, propelled to their caprice, breeze. he yields eyes. Like anpowered insectbycartographer, everywhere is known to him now — all lapis and the changing in flight. horizons, forever over endless the paraiba-green latitudes, poppy-colored longitudes, degrees of minute
He yields to its caprice, propelled over endless horizons, forever in flight. — its paraiba green
It’s true that he has seen it all, but he will see it all again — from angles shiny and new, strong and true, ‘til he’s black and blue, whirring through the planes He has seen itofall, but he will see it all again. Each journey is different from the discovery.
last, powered by freedom and the changing breeze.
Dimensions: 20cm Height x 89cm Width x 58cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 31,608 pcs of Lapis 19,640 pcs of White Topaz 200 pcs of Blazing Red Topaz 984 pcs of Aqua Blue Topaz 2,944 pcs of Paraiba Topaz 795 pcs of Black Spinel 1,345 pcs of Poppy Topaz Grand Total: 57,516 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,880 cts. Set in Silver with Silver Enamel and Black & White Rhodium plating
Hydrangea The Sweetheart She is everyone’s favorite, a bouquet of rhyming couplets: their object of
affection, playing heartstrings to perfection. She aims to please and knows that
she does. She is generous and warm, carefree, patient — makes the garden feel cozy, soft and plush, awash with the hue of her effervescent blush. Wherever
she goes she leaves wisps of turquoise ambrosia hanging in the air, hooking the others’ hearts with her addictive streams of consciousness... free-wheeling tenderness with a smoky accent.
They are her willing captives and she is their aqua-blue maiden, a damsel who is never distressed, never lonely or depressed. Not even vain. Only one thing
remains. It fills her petals, stems and candy-colored gems of violet and blue... love, through and through.
Dimensions: 118cm Height x 58cm Width x 63cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 12,456 pcs of Violac Topaz 13,271 pcs of Aqua Blue Topaz 3,837 pcs of Turquoise Topaz Grand Total: 29,554 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,280 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
Tulip The Cultivar Her soul is cerise — ripe cherry lined with silver clouds, pinned by gold stamens
that pollinate her inkwell. On Earth, she was little more than a delicate letter:
tender, splendid, but brief and unscented. She didn’t mind. In row after row
of vivid formation, she turned crops of our complex, confused calculations into perfectly clear and bright translations. For aeons she delivered news that mattered — about forgiveness, good cheer and perfect love, reminding the world of life’s short span, that we must focus on good things wherever we can.
She never dreamed she would have messages of her own, but there is only so long you can be a messenger before your own take shape. Here, in the garden, her’s have bloomed.
She is writing their stories. Every one. Now she is the medium and the message, fertilized by plot points and ripened by lore, tending to their myths and legends
galore, cultivating insights and epic lessons, harvesting wonder and evergreen questions.
Dimensions: 85cm Height x 26cm Width x 29cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 6,158 pcs of White Topaz 6,633 pcs of Baby Pink Topaz 360 pcs of Poppy Topaz Grand Total: 13,151 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 980 cts. Set in Silver with 24K Gold plating
Cicada The Maestro
He parties every night, an inexhaustible conductor. As daylight fades, the rapid
clicking begins — tymbals amplified by his hollow abdomen, projecting beats throughout the atmosphere. They are honey-toned melodies of wonder and
weightlessness, marcasite harmonies of thick-timbered hastiness, and the
echoes are infinite, knee-buckling winsomeness — like a chorus of gratitude,
eternally thankful to this new world of reverie, of citrine revelry, where the he parties every night, an inexhaustible conductor. as daylight fades, the rapid dawn is the beginning of a new night and the volume never comes down. clicking begins — tymbals amplified by his hollow abdomen, projecting beats throughout the atmosphere. they are honey-toned melodies of wonder and weightlessness, marcasite harmonies of thick-timbered hastiness, and the echoes are infinite, knee-buckling winsomeness, like a chorus of gratitude eternally thankful to this new world of reverie, of citrine revelry, where the dawn is the beginning of a new night and the volume never comes down.
Dimensions: 20cm Height x 50cm Width x 61cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 13,223 pcs of Marcasite 8,353 pcs of Honey Topaz 4,165 pcs of White Topaz 3,464 pcs of Citrine 6,121 pcs of Black Spinel 335 pcs of Blazing Red Topaz 2,454 pcs of Ice Blue Topaz Grand Total: 38,115 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 1,800 cts. Set in Silver with Brown & 24K Gold plating
SCOrpIOn The Sentinel the SentInel
He is their protector: quiet but savage, a cunning assassin whose loyalty is he is their protector: quiet but savage, a cunning assassin whose loyalty is reserved for the worthy few in the garden. Even here, tucked into a secret pocket reserved for the worthy few in the garden. even here, tucked into a clandestine of the universe, heremains remains on guard — vigilant, no he chances. He is too pocket, he on guard — vigilant, taking notaking chances. is too experiexperienced, wiser the fractures and scars thathave could have beenthe avoided. enced, wiserfrom from the fractures and scars that could been avoided. rest of them know it, would trust no one else to keep them safe from dangers unseen The rest of thisbut and trust noofone keep them andthem terrorsknow unknown. theywould are also afraid him, else utterlytopetrified. every safe one offrom dangers unseen terrors unknown. every one of flesh them has had the same them has and had the same nightmare: hisFor pincers slicing their — crude and brutal. nightmare: his pincers slicing their flesh — crude, brutal, final. So it is no what they they don’t knowafraid is that their fear helps him and fuels him. hetowould never surprise that are also of him... a little. Just enough submit to his tell them so. why dampen that burning fever of anxiety they feel in his presence? will if they find themselves in danger. Or let them know that he is touched by their faith in him? Secrets empower, fastening bolts of conviction and cementing his noble cause. What they don’t know is that their fear helps him. It fuels him. He would never tell them so. Why dampen that burning fever of anxiety they feel in his presence? Or let them know that he is touched by their faith in him? Secrets empower, fastening bolts of conviction and cementing his noble cause.
dimensions: 38cm height x 77cm width x 94cm length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 6,436 pcs of black Onyx 50,405 pcs of black Spinel Grand total: 56,841 pcs of genuine gemstones Dimensions: estimated Carat weight: 3,280 cts. Set in Silver with royal blue 38cm Height x 77cm Width x 94cm Length titanium plating MSrp (uSd): $ 420,000 Swarovski Genuine Gemstones:
6,436 pcs of Black Onyx 50,405 pcs of Black Spinel Grand Total: 56,841 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 3,280 cts. Set in Silver with Royal Blue Titanium plating
Black Widow The Femme Fatale She stares into space through her ravenous, labradorite eyes. Legs aching with desire, bristles shaking from pangs of hunger. Her appetite is voracious â€” a blazing-red heat, coursing through her pitch-black spinel. It is notorious, this hunger. She eats her lovers. Not lately, though. In the garden she has no one to kiss and kill.
Oh, how she used to love the game: dancing with her victims before piercing their souls, a macabre waltz of power and attraction, ending with a fatal sting.
Her enzymes would filter through them, breaking them down, turning their insides to thick cream, swirling beneath crunchy shells. Finally, she would cover them in strands of her warm silk and devour them piece by piece.
Now, as she hangs upside down in her web, she is cursed by these dreams of
men from the past. She cannot escape them. On her stomach lies an hourglass of blood, counting the days since her lips tasted love.
Dimensions: 26cm Height x 76cm Width x 89cm Length Swarovski Genuine Gemstones: 30,867 pcs of Black Spinel 375 pcs of Blazing Red Topaz 6 pcs of Labradorite Grand Total: 31,248 pcs of genuine gemstones Estimated Carat Weight: 2,200 cts. Set in Silver with Black Rhodium plating
About Our Jewelry We create wearable sculpture, ornate pieces that exude a bohemian-luxe spirit. Their unique and versatile styling blends classic influences with contemporary design. We believe that every piece of M.C.L jewelry makes a statement. They are designed to be noticed and we go to great lengths to ensure that their statement is of the highest quality. Our jewelry is all handmade, meticulously crafted in sterling silver and plated in durable rhodium or 18k gold vermeil. Other pieces are sculpted from sustainably sourced materials, including horn and wood. The one thing all of our jewelry shares is vibrancy. Itâ€™s the M.C.L signature, making daily accessorizing a powerful part of every womanâ€™s style. That signature can be found in our choice of vivid enamel coloring, the radiance of our genuine sapphires, the creamy luster of a freshwater pearl or the earthy elegance of semiprecious gemstones, all of which are ethically sourced from around the world.
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