Feb 1, 2011

Risis - For the love of orchids....!

     RISIS is a Singaporean based lifestyle gift company that has developed and perfected a technique that immortalises the natural beauty of Singapore's orchids in precious 24K gold.. Accentuated with semi-precious stones, crystals and fine enamel for a distinctive finish, their creations are drawn deeply from Asian heritage and its rich tradition of sign, symbol and story.

RISIS - Singapore's gift to the world... 
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The story behind RISIS :  In the 1960s Singapore went on a nationwide search for a unique Singaporean gift. There were many ideas and suggestions but none of them were found to be suitable. Then by coincidence a Singaporean chemist while out for a stroll in the botanic garden struck upon the idea of preserving the all-too-fleeting beauty of the orchids as a gift for his fiancee. Experiments were carried out on fresh orchids within the scientific laboratories of SISIR (Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial research). And in 1976 SISIR's scientists finally perfected the almost magical process of capturing the natural beauty of orchids in gold. (Excerpt : Certificate of Authentication given by Risis)
RISIS orchid slider chain finished with perfection...
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 Created from fresh orchids each RISIS orchid is as unique as fresh flowers in nature. Orchids are carefully selected for the ideal size and shape from the freshest and finest and to retain their natural texture and shape they are preserved with a delicate coat of copper. Orchids are then plated with nickel and finally plated with pure 24 carat gold. 

Created from fresh orchids each RISIS orchid is 
as unique as fresh flowers in nature.
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Don't you think that this will make a  perfect gift for an orchid  lover..or for Valentine's Day..?!?!....

4 comments:

  1. lovely designs.i hv a great liking for the real orchid flowers as well :)

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  2. @Deepa : Thanks for dropping by... Btwn, who does not love orchids...;-) ;-) ... They are one of my favorites too... !!

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  3. wow itz gorgeous...loved it emreen...

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