Enchanting Mushroom

DesignerCarina Wong
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

In the nature, round plump mushroom heads sprout eagerly from the fallen bark and warm soil. These earthly magicians recycle waste into food, supplying trees and land with the vital nutrients they require to grow. Their endearing and humble appearance masks the selflessness and strength they possess, unpretentiously supporting the wider ecosystem. Mushrooms symbolize the evolution of life beyond oneself, with a humanistic ability to effect change on our environment, bringing those around us endless hope and blessing. The 18K Rose Gold "Enchanting Mushroom" necklace is set with hot enamel, color change garnet, sapphire, diamond, amethyst and carved smoky quartz. It can be worn as a complete piece , or the mushroom duo center piece can be detached and be worn as a brooch. There is also an additional single mushroom brooch to interchange with, which gives flexibility and playfulness for the wearer.