Silver Oak Leaf Pendant with Orange Stone
This oak leaf pendant with a glowing orange Cubic zirconia is a tribute to autumn. Warm red and orange leaves drop to the ground everywhere as if to give our eyes an injection of warm lush colours before they all disappear in the dark season. Almost pays for winter :o)
This leaf was fashioned out of recycled sterling silver and adorned with a large smooth domed "fire opal orange" zirconia along with two tiny white diamond cut cubic zirconias mimicking 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 other 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
* Fire opal CZ 6 mm cabochon.
* 2 tiny white CZs
* 18 inch chain with faceted garnet beads.