For Marina, thoughts about her heritage and origins drift to her upbringing on a farm in Limpopo. She is reminded of a leadwood tree on the farm so big that it took nine and a half men to hug.
"My story for this necklace design is a simple one: the dark wood represents both the night sky and the dark earth, while the small dots of white gold are the stars that gave birth to the metal. For me, wood is of the same value as gold - more and more so as we lose our trees one by one."
This piece manufactured by Keith White Design, weighs 404.5 grams in 8 carat gold.