Visually: This is a lovely and romantic piece, popular with all age groups, particularly those not yet quite teens. The real flowers add a pretty, dainty and feminine aspect and are particularly appropriate for this heart shape.
Practically: Popular with teenagers, it is also frequently recommended by us in preference to the locket for those who are a little younger. In their eagerness to show off their prize to their friends, many youngsters open and close the locket to such an extent that they risk damage to the hinges or clasp. By contrast, this simple pendant which is so similar visually, has no moving or opening parts, is difficult to damage, and has identical colors. All these features make it an ideal alternative under the circumstances outlined.
Real Flower Jewelry – pressed wild flower pendant is made from real, Hawaiian flowers.
Seasonally upon the volcano mountain slopes of the Big Island of Hawaii we carefully select, pick, and preserve perfect miniature flowers. Each separate flower is sorted by color, size, texture, and shape with meticulous skill and patience. Wearing face masks to prevent their breath from blowing away the materials, those who sort these flowers do not dare sneeze!
Piece by piece, our flowers are selected to create these beautiful designs. Their petal colors compliment or contrast suitable background colors. Because the flowers are all real, no two are exactly the same – yours is unique to you. A particular aspect of our work is that Peter Honeyman himself creates every piece of our pressed flower styles, the majority of which are from a combination of several flowers in different colors. This is in marked contrast to many other wonderful pressed flower items made elsewhere, but which, with respect, are almost always made with one flower plonked into its setting as if a botanical specimen, and not combined with other flowers as an art rendering. Ours, as far as we have been able to ascertain, are the only styles which have that added creative element – almost as in painting miniatures with wonderful colors, except that our colors are the actual flowers. They are truly distinctly different.
Our processes exclude all air inside our jewelry through the use of special jewelers’ resins. This ensures no oxidation whereby the flowers would otherwise risk turning brown. Our flowers do not lose or change their color, though with time they may develop a patina or antiqued look which many claim enhances the appearance and the value of our styles.
All Real Flower Jewelry is crafted to the highest quality standards by the inventor and primary artisan of RFJ himself, Peter J Honeyman. For more information about this product, and the processes we use, check out our answers to our frequently asked questions.