Japanese mythology tells of Sakura, the blossom-princess. Her love with the deity Ninigi and his refusal to marry Sakura’s older sister, the rock-princess, was believed to have caused the impermanent nature of human life.
In the tale of Snow White and Rose Red, two selfless sisters thanklessly help an accident-prone dwarf and are rewarded with treasure and the love of two handsome princes. The white and red roses that grow in their mother’s garden embody their distinct spirits.
This tale of the Milky Way begins in the starriest skies, when the Cowherd and Weaver Girl stars secretly fell in love. In China’s mythological heavens, it was forbidden for the stars to love so when word of their union reached the ears of the Heavenly Empress, the Cowherd star was banished to Earth to live as a mortal.
The four necklaces of the Goddess collection are created using Stenzhorn’s handmade second skin technique, which follows the curves of the body like the softest fabric. Each design is inspired by a small detail from the legends of Roman goddesses.
Inspired by Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Stenzhorn’s Cupid’s Potion collection is an ode to the powerful elixir concocted from the juice of a flower struck by one of Cupid’s misfired arrows. The magical nature of the wild pansy stems from a Roman myth in which love potion is dripped into a person’s eyelids, causing them to fall in love with the first person they see.