In Old English, the daisy was referred to as “day's eye”, because daisies only open their petals during the daytime. The phrase “as fresh as a daisy” was derived from this, meaning that someone has had a good night's rest.
The daisy represents innocence and new beginnings. In Hamlet, Shakespeare used a daisy chain to symbolise Ophelia's innocence.
Metal: 9 carat yellow gold centre, sterling silver daisy petals and chain
Measurement: Daisy 7.8 mm diameter, chain 40 cm
Finish: Satin finished petal, polished centre
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.