I’ve fond reminiscences from my childhood of clipping wildflowers within the meadow close to my home and scrutinizing each crevice on the underside of mushrooms that grew in my yard. Maybe it’s the way in which mushrooms make me really feel like I’m connecting with my interior youngster, however currently, I’ve felt unusually drawn to mycelial imagery — notably by means of jewellery.
It appears I’m not the one one gravitating towards fungi-inspired accents, both. Justin and Hailey Bieber have been seen donning the identical shroom necklace, and Dua Lipa is ceaselessly photographed in a mushroom beaded collar by Ian Charms.
Within the style sphere, Marni has additionally taken to the earthy pattern by adorning hammered brass hoops with anthropomorphic mushroom charms. Dauphinette took the aesthetic extra actually, fixing an actual, resin-dipped slice of mushroom to a gold ring. And Grecian superb jewellery designer, Ileana Makri sells rosary-esque beaded necklaces embellished with a central mushroom pendant beneath a diffusion line of her namesake model.
“Mushrooms embody the that means of life,” notes Makri. In keeping with her, the small however mighty fungus — which, enjoyable truth, grows in about 14,000 totally different species — has the capability to “heal, maintain, and contribute to the regeneration of life on earth.” The designer has discovered their magnificence, cultural symbolism, and significance within the non secular and religious realms vastly inspiring in her work. “On this small organism you discover the immensely difficult means of reproducing life itself, within the easiest method,” she says.
This, after all, will not be the primary time mushroom jewellery has had a second within the pattern cycle. It had extra of a youthful affiliation within the late ‘90s and early aughts (assume: rhinestone-encrusted pendant necklaces from Claire’s Equipment), however as we speak’s resurgence options extra elevated and refined iterations — assume luxe supplies and chic shapes — and are the proper excuse to revisit the look as a grown-up.
From playful enamel items to diamond-encrusted choices, the most recent number of shroom jewellery is available in all varieties. Forward are 12 stylish kinds to carry nature’s grounding power with you, wherever you go.