Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Bravery, strength, growth & patience
Few trees pull on our hearts and souls quite as much as the Oak, the backbone of the old Irish rainforests sadly almost extinct today. In old Ireland the Oak was the most sacred tree of the Druids, of the pagan God Dagda and classified as one of the seven Nobles of the Wood in old Brehon law. It is considered a magical tree with ties to the otherworld and an important element of May eve celebrations when it was used to light the Beltaine fires. Acorns were also worn as a protective charm against lightening.
These gorgeous hoop earrings were hand-formed with casts of a real Oak tree branch, gathered from my garden here in West Cork one Spring and immortalised in Sterling silver to last a lifetime.
As I work with a professional casting company who create a master mold from the original twig, all the intricate details of every bud and bump is perfectly captured in the finest detail.
These hoops are very light weight and comfortable and measure 35mm across.
All the findings are 925 Sterling Silver.
Your piece will come packaged safely in one of my beautiful signature gift boxes complete with a thank you card that explains the heritage of the piece and a care instruction card. If you'd like me to include a hand-written note on your behalf, just leave a note in the 'message to seller' box at checkout.