The new history-making jewel of the moment is an intricate butterfly brooch designed by Cindy Chao, a mega-talented jewelry artist from Taiwan. On March 5th, her delicate butterfly will rest its very bejeweled wings among the most famous jewel wonders of the world. It will perch historically with the likes of famous jewels such as Harry Winston’s Hope Diamond and earrings that once bobbed from the earlobes of Marie Antoinette.
The jewelry artist’s 2009 Black Label Masterpiece Royal Butterfly brooch will be inducted into the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals. The brooch boasts 2,328 gemstones and 77 carats that include rubies, sapphires, colorless and fancy-colored diamonds and tsavorite garnet.
The fascinating wings of the butterfly are made of four large slices of faceted diamond that catch the light from various angles. This layering of sliced and faceted diamonds gives an effect that resembles the micro-structure of real butterfly wings.
Cindy Chao 2009 Black Label Masterpiece Butterfly Brooch
Cindy Chaos is a prime example of the nature verses nurture theory. Her mother encouraged her to become, like herself, a businesswoman. Her grandfather was an acclaimed architect, and her father was a sculptor. Her keen attention to detail, along with an extraordinary creative flair is a tribute to both her heredity and her home.
Back of Butterfly Brooch as Intricate as the Front
Cindy thinks of her butterfly creations as representing her own metamorphosis from jewelry designer to jewelry artist. She studied at the Gemological Institute of America in New York. Later, she founded CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel. In 2007, she was honored as being the first Taiwanese jewelry artist to participate in Christie’s NY fine jewelry auction.
Her nature-inspired jewelry designs will likely win the hearts of jewel lovers forever.
Cindy Chao Crimson Rose Butterfly Brooch
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