The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
As a child growing up in Naples, I have seen the vast expansion of our city’s growth . Although some growth can be positive, I know the very foundation of our community is dependent on the preservation of our land, wildlife and water. These are the very life sustaining parts of our Florida community that I and many others treasure. Although I didn’t always understand the importance of truly protecting our environment, I was enlightened by a good friend named Eva. It opened my heart with a compelling move of action and determination to make a difference. I can see now that a true Neapolitan by definition is to protect our future and for generations to come. My dream is that we, as a community, awaken more friends to help fight and protect the gifts we all enjoy around us.
The HEAVENLY FLIGHT cuff is designed in a figure 8 and has by purposeful design an infinity design shape called apeiros, derived from the greek meaning of endless. The four winged bird guardians in the cuff were hand carved and entwined evoking an infinity (apeiros) shape oining each form together to protect the wearer as a feminine talismanic form. The HEAVENLY FLIGHT cuff is a symbiotic cuff to be worn on the wrist of the dominant arm to empower her ownership while invoking the brightest powers of the goddess within.
William Boyajian started the design of this piece from his workshop on 5th Avenue South continuing the design process by sketching Nella a Florida panther in her natural habitat. William Boyajian was able to see Nella up close and study her movements; his observations of the panther and the muscle movement inspired the design of the piece. In the creation of this one of a kind piece, each diamond was hand selected for brilliance and color variations to match the fur variations of the Florida Panther. The design is meant to inspire the wearer as a guardian of the panther.
This unique necklace was inspired by the hatching of the local black baby sea turtle. William Boyajian hand selected each jeweled element to create this talisman necklace. It is uniquely designed for the wearer to enjoy the piece for both casual and formal occasions in the hope to bring more awareness to more residents of the struggle to protect these sea turtles that share our coastal area.