A beautiful recycled silver leaf necklace, handmade using a real hawthorn leaf and a 4 mm real garnet stone. The leaf is handpicked and dried, painted with eco friendly silver clay, fired and soldered to a handmade wire bail, and then the whole item is polished by hand to leave a silver shine. It is finally finished with a protective coating to prevent tarnish.
Garnet comes from the latin word "Garanatus" meaning "seedlike" in reference to the pomegranate. It is the January birthstone, and is said to be a protective energy stone against evil and nightmares. It is associated with regeneration, vitality, order, honesty, hope and faith.
Hawthorns are a symbol of a union of opposites, taken from its delicate blossoms nestled among the thorns. Thought of for its diversity and duality, it is one of the May birthflowers because that is when its blossoms are in full bloom. It is also known as the fairy tree, acting as a portal to the fairy realm.
This garnet necklace measures 2.75 cm (1.06") in length and 2 cm (0.79") at the widest point. It comes with an 18" sterling silver hammered oval link chain. If you would prefer a different chain length please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
Every item is presented in a recycled pillow box with an anti-tarnish tab, and is posted safely in recyclable wrapping. If you would like to add a giftbox to your order it would make the perfect gift for those who love born in January or who love leaf jewellery.