The Smoke Swirls collection features beautiful Arabesque and filigree design work reminiscent of the scrollwork and design that was so prominent during the Middle Ages. In French, the word "Arabesque" roughly translates into "smoke swirl," thus the rather whimsical name for this collection! The pieces included in this collection are created to emphasize and accentuate the graceful swirls of the pattern and filigree and feature garnets and rubies in the settings.
Garnet, the January birthstone, takes its name from Old English, when it was named for the pomegranate it resembles in color. Ruby, the July birthstone, was considered in ancient times to be the king of gems and represent love, health, and wisdom.
"The blue smoke leaps/Like swirling clouds of birds vanishing./So my love leaps forth toward you,/Vanishes and is renewed." -Richard Aldington, 1915