Cherry Blossom Charm Astrid Bracelet
- Handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York
- Sterling silver
- 3/8 inch diameter silver blossom charms
- 7 inch silver chain
Handcrafted in New York City from environmentally responsible renewed precious metal, this beautiful cherry blossom bracelet is a lovely piece. A take on the traditional tennis bracelet, it was designed by artist Page Sargisson, who is inspired by the textures, shapes, and history of objects in the environment. Like delicate cherry blossoms floating on the air, 15 blooms are set on a 7-inch sterling silver chain. In an effort to offset the environmentally damaging process of mining, the charms are made from recycled and refined silver sourced from jewelry and industrial projects. Whenever possible, Sargisson’s studio uses recycled metal chains.
Spring in Washington celebrates the cherry trees and their beautiful pink and white flowers that bloom in late March. Every year, Cherry Blossom Festival performers put on a colorful show right in front of the National Archives steps. The majority of the trees are located near the Tidal Basin, where they are most popularly viewed. The Japanese cherry trees were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. The National Archives holds many records related to the United States' relationship with Japan.