the Esmeralda Convex Mirror

In All, Mirrors by Arif


The Esmeralda convex mirror is a unique in my work, in that it combines two different minerals with a bit of faux thrown in.  The silver and gold metal leafed frame is filled with malachite and fluorite mineral spheres.  The fluorite has an amazing variation of greens that go from jade to aqua. The “rays” are a combination of faux malachite points and stacked fluorite and malachite beads.

This mirror is about 15 inches in diameter.  It is in my studio at the moment, waiting to be shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls.

Esmeralda is the Spanish name for females and means emerald as in the gem stone.

 Esmeralda is also, and most famously, a fictional character inVictor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame (or Notre Dame de Paris). She is a French Roma girl (near the end of the book, it is revealed that her biological mother was a French woman). She constantly attracts men with her seductive dances, and is rarely seen without her clever goat Djali. She is around 16 years old and has a kind and generous heart.

The best film adaptation of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is undoubtedly the 1939 film starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. Here is a tasty clip from the film:

Esmeralda by Frederich Krauss( 1826-1894). Painted in 1851