Cats have been human companions for centuries. According to several ancient religions, cats are exalted souls, companions or guides for humans, that are all-knowing. However, they cannot influence humans’ decision-making as they cannot speak.
The cat symbolises independence, courage, curiosity, patience, and waiting for the right moment to act.
Metal: Sterling silver
Measurement: 22.5 mm x 28.3 mm, chain 50 cm
MJ Paik was born in South Korea where she studied fine art and design. During her studies she travelled to New Zealand, where she fell in love with the beautiful landscape and lifestyle. Determined to return, she booked a one way ticket to Aotearoa to make it her new home. Here she trained at Peter Minturn Goldsmith School in Auckland. Winter in July jewellery is handcrafted using centuries-old traditional fabrication and lost wax casting techniques. The source of inspiration for Winter in July jewellery is MJ's love of nature and animals. She aims to create pieces that bring joy to the wearer as if they are in a beautiful forest, garden or by the sea.