Alchemy is defined as the process of taking the ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary. This is precisely what happens each year, in April, as the Tasmanian highlands come alight with the changing colours of Tasmania’s last remaining deciduous beech, a relic from the days of Gondwana. This process of alchemic beauty is known as the turning of the Nothofagus. The Nothofagus is Australia’s only cold-weather deciduous shrub can be found only in Tasmania’s highlands. It has existed for 100 million years and is a lasting relic from the days of Gondwana.
Each year, On ANZAC day (25th of April), wanderers venture out into the ancient forests of the Tasmanian highlands in search of the Nothofagus. To witness the turning of the Fagus as its leaves change from emerald green to tawny russet and vibrant gold, before falling to the ground is to pay humble homage to the timeless evolution of the earth. It is undeniably among the most enriching experiences one can have.
The Nothofagus pendant is crafted in 18k gold, harnessing the changing colours of the deciduous beech in coppery rose gold, vibrant yellow gold and cool white gold.
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