cycles of life & other influences

Votum Jewellery motif influences stem from the Mexican folk art traditions called milagros, Spanish for "miracles", and from the 17th Century still-life paintings that flourished in the Netherlands, called vanitas paintings. 

Both traditions symbolize the cycle of life and are rooted in the knowledge that life and death are inseparable. Sometimes miraculous, sometimes repentant, the symbols used in both traditions tell a story that are universally understood.

Inspired by universal myths and symbols, Bridget and Michelle's exploration grew to form Votum Jewellery's hearts 'n bones collection.