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Piece of the Week: April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

From our Archives

“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s
no such thing as a stranger.” — Kobayashi Issa

In 1912, the same year that Oscar Heyman was founded, Japan gave 3,020 cherry trees to the U.S. as a symbol of friendship. The blooms come alive during the early spring and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. attracts thousands of people to our nation’s greatest springtime celebration. This is the last week of the the festival with the trees at the peak of their most spectacular bloom.

Beauty blooms all year round in this Oscar Heyman platinum, ruby and diamond cherry blossom brooch. The brooch was inspired by a piece of Japanese pottery from the 15th century with a black and white calligraphy of a cherry tree in blossom. This splash of color is a glorious reminder of the enduring beauty of nature and the power of the lasting friendship that is true love.