|Size||3 1/2" x 2 1/4"|
|Material||Gold and pink pearls set on white enamel|
|Collection||Ann Hand Collection|
It was First Lady Helen Herron Taft's idea to plant the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin and her wish was realized in 1912 when 3,000 trees were given to the United States by Japan. Now more than 100 years old, the mature cherry trees with their spectacular springtime blossoms are celebrated annually with a festival and parade in Washington D.C. This cherry blossom brooch, designed by artist Ann Hand, features flowering cherry blossoms with elegant pink pearls set against white enamel and gold.
About the Artist
American artist Ann Hand of Washington, D.C., is a celebrated artist, who has combined her knowledge of Hollywood designers and observations of the dedication of leaders in Washington, D.C., to create her one-of-a-kind jewelry. She works in gold and silver and her jewelry has been worn by an array of clients, including first ladies, ambassadors, congresswomen, and young military wives.