the Coronet II Convex Mirror

In All, Mirrors by Arif


The Coronet convex mirror is a deceptively simple mirror.  I made all the large mirrored cabochons and mounted them on shallow cylindars of clear resin.  I mounted each one with a gilded screw.  Not easy.  And it too forever.  Since each cabochon is unique it flashes different reflections and retains the mirror’s imperfect perfection.( Does that make sense?)

This mirror is about 23 inches in diameter.  It is in my studio at the moment, waiting to be shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls.

coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. By one definition, a coronet differs from a crown in that a coronet never has arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. By a slightly different definition, a crown is worn by an emperor, empress, king or queen; a coronet by a nobleman or lady.

In other languages, this distinction is not made as usually the same word for crown is used irrespective of rank (Krone in German, kroon in Dutch, krona in Swedish, couronne in French, etc.)

Coronet for the Earl of Westmorland worn at the coronation of George IV in 1821