Here, you are. It’s a peace symbol for a new era. You won’t see another dove pendant cast like this one. Designer Janet Mavec sketched it from a live model; the wings are so detailed that this bird looks ready to take flight.
You may have seen other dove designs before, but only Orchard’s design is realistic. Why should we change nature?
The jewelry chain is also integral to the design. This one was specially chosen to complement the length and the size of the bird. The chain is a design in itself.
Throw on with your favorite pair of faded jeans or casual shirtdress and open sandals.
The classic Peace Dove is delicate—just right for a casual work dress. It can be thrown around your neck. No need to clasp or unclasp. The leather is long enough to loop as a choker or belt.
The Peace Dove was the first in the Bird Haven collection. Designer Janet Mavec started sketching it the day after 9/11. Initially, she sold the dove in solid gold.
Pablo Picasso was fascinated with them. His lithograph of a dove became a famous symbol of peace in 1949 at the International Peace Congress in Paris. The painter famously said: “I stand for life against death; I stand for peace against war.” Don’t we all?
Picasso’s daughter was named Paloma, which is Spanish for “dove.”
Doves mate for life, and they always lay two eggs. Just two (with the rarest of exceptions).
An unsuspecting mourning dove in the Tri-State area was the model for this particular charm.