Garnet Necklace with Oak Leaf Pendant
Oak leaves have such a fantastic organic and curvy shape.
This leaf was fashioned out of recycled sterling silver and adorned with a sparkling faceted garnet at the center, secured with a curling vine of silver.Drops of silver and a tiny white cubic zirconias mimics dew drops on the surface of the leaf.
I've impressed it with a detailed vein texture and a swirly wire of silver curves from the front to the back creating the bail it hangs from.
The chain is 18 inches long (45cm) and wire wrapped on it are beads of natural garnet to frame the oak leaf.
The Celts, Romans, Greeks and Teutonic tribes all had legends connected to the mighty oak tree. Typically, the oak was related to deities that had control over thunder, lightning, and storms.
The Druids are believed to have held rituals in oak groves, and certainly mistletoe was to be found on oak trees.
The oak traditionally stands for family, strength, patience and perseverance.
For me it symbolises ancient woodland, wonderful walks in nature and being in balance.
This necklace is one of a kind. I have made a collection of oak leaf pendants, but they all get their unique little touches - gems, silver details and curves to make them all individual.
Hallmarked with my makers mark and all the British conventional marks including the sterling lion by Sheffield Assay Office.
* Oak leaf measures 44 by 24 mm
* Deep red garnet 5 mm cabochon.
* 1 tiny white CZ
* 18 inch chain with faceted garnet beads.