Art Nouveau Lace was designed specifically for the Green Witch collection. Every collection features a different Lace, which is hands-down my most top selling design ever! Each Lace is inspired by the theme and typically features hidden imagery. Laces are seamless, highly detailed, and always feature a stone on the face. Laces always take a lot more love but are worth it every time… so I try to really give them killer one-of-a-kind stones. Art Nouveau Lace is inspired by shelf fungus, or bracket fungi, like Polypore Mushrooms. Polypores are a group of fungi that form large fruiting bodies with gills on the underside. Most polypores inhabit tree trunks or branches consuming the wood, but some soil-inhabiting species form interconnected systems with trees. Polypores play a very significant role in the nutrient cycling and carbon dioxide production of forest ecosystems. There are over a thousand known species of polypores but many have yet to be discovered. Polypores are much more diverse in old natural forests with abundant dead wood than in plantations or younger managed forests. Due to logging and deforestation a number of species have declined drastically and are under threat of extinction. To highlight the natural beauty of a polypore formation, I have chosen the Art Nouveau style indicative of Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau was most popular from 1890 – 1910. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers. One major objective of Art Nouveau was to break down the traditional distinction between fine arts (especially painting and sculpture) and applied arts. It was most widely used in interior design, graphic arts, furniture, glass art, textiles, ceramics, metal work, and jewelry.
- This design has been paired with a premium grade Moldavite gemstone. Moldavite is rarer and more expensive than most gemstones because it is actually a rare variety of extraterrestrial mineraloid formed by the impact of a meteor 15 MILLION years ago! Due to being extensively mined since the 1800s, Moldavite is very quickly approaching depletion— so get it while you still can! It is neither technically glass nor crystal because it contains minerals but no crystalline structure, making it a special class called mineraloid. This one in particular is an extra thick piece, giving it the appearance of the void of space. I can only imagine that this was the color produced by our Earth when struck with starstuff! Continue reading to learn more about Moldavite and its metaphysical properties.
Gemstones feature a faceted and pointed back that allows in a ton of light and sparkle. Gemstones require expertise to set correctly and securely. It has been placed in a solid hybrid-style bezel which protects the stone like a traditional bezel but also uses decorative prongs to allow for greater light play, in the style of fine jewelry. The inside of the bezel has been sealed against tarnish to preserve the stunning luster of the gemstone. The result is a beautiful and durable heirloom quality rollerball necklace!
The Gemstone featured on this Rollerball Necklace is Moldavite. Crystals and stones found within my collections are gem-quality specimens curated by artisanal lapidaries and family operated mines. These gemstones were curated especially for my rollerball necklaces from a GIA-Certified supplier.
Moldavite Moldavite is rarer and more expensive than most gemstones because it is actually a rare variety of extraterrestrial mineraloid formed by the impact of a meteor 15 MILLION years ago! Moldavite draws its name from the country of Moldova, where the rare material is dominantly found. Due to being extensively mined since the 1800s, Moldavite is very quickly approaching depletion— so get it while you still can! It is neither technically glass nor crystal because it contains minerals but no crystalline structure, making it a special class called mineraloid. In Metaphysical beliefs, Moldavite is a exceptionally powerful stone having been birthed through fire, destined for purpose, and sent to Earth by the cosmos. Moldavite is star-born, carrying an intense frequency created by the union of extraterrestrial energy and Earth. This unique fusion is thought to accelerate personal and spiritual evolution, making Moldavite one of THE most highly sought-after metaphysical materials. Moldavite is believed to be a life-altering catalyst, drawing both Celestial light and healing Earth energy.