Woodland Necklace - Oak Leaf with Dark Blue Spinel
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.
This leaf was fashioned out of recycled sterling silver and adorned with a lab created dark blue spinel and a tiny white cubic zirconias mimicking tiny 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) adjustable down to 16" (40cm)
For me oak leaves symbolise 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 traditional British marks by Sheffield Assay Office.
* Oak leaf measures 44 by 24 mm
* Lab spinel 5 mm cabochon.
* 1 tiny white CZs
* 16-18 inch cable chain
Why choose Lab created stones?
They are guaranteed to be conflict free, nobody digs up the countryside, fells rainforests or misplaces wildlife digging for these. And they are always flawless with no weak points.