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The Desert Botanic Collection explores the subtle but breathtaking intricacies of the desert. This russet and dusty west is as alive as the verdant, lush forests where I grew up, and boasts some of the most stunning flora and fauna I've known. The Prickly Pear Cactus, known also by its genus, Opuntia, is a stunning example of the desert's complexity. With its intricately wound interior, the Prickly Pear skeleton closely resembles a topographical map of geographically rich terrain.
Using the lost wax casting process, each of the Opuntia designs starts with a carefully selected section of Prickly Pear Cactus skeleton. That skeleton is then hand cast using 100% recycled sterling silver, making it an entirely eco-friendly jewelry collection. The resulting prickly pear cactus jewelry is an ornate and completely original replication of the distinctive plant. You’ll love wearing a piece of handmade botanical jewelry that is an authentic expression of nature’s art.