Inspired by the Thai culture of Phuang Malai (Thai Garlands), Lotus Arts de Vivre Intricately designed this hand woven Pearl ring designed with high quality caviar sized fresh water Pearl seeds and enhanced with a carved Green Jade, white rose-cut Diamonds and Black Wood, mounted in 9K pink Gold.
The Jade is from Myanmar, carved in China. The art of carving jade has been practiced throughout history and is featured prominently in ancient Asian art. Jade was used to create many utilitarian and ceremonial objects and was considered the "Imperial Gem". Jade has had a special significance, comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the West. Carving today remains an intensely painstaking and exacting art form where carvers must appreciate the rarity and value of the jade they’re working on, taking extreme care not to waste any of it.
Phuang Malai are often given as offerings or kept for good luck. It was used in one of the Royal ceremonies. Every girl in the palace was expected to acquire the skills of making Phuang Malai. In addition to the use of the malai as offerings, gifts, and souvenirs, malai were used to decorate throne halls and houses.
This piece was designed and finished by 9-10 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages, taking 2 months to complete.
Weight: 14.90 gms.
Jade : 0.40 gram
Diamonds : 0.06 carat
Pearls : 5.60 grams
Ring size # 55