Birch ~ Bheith
Other names: Lady of the woods
Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Adaptability, growth, transformation, protection
Our lady Birch was revered by the Irish druids as a tree of purification and protection. It was burnt in bonfires at Bealtaine for it's tarry sap and associations with fertility and renewal and again at Samhain (the Celtic New year) to drive out evil spirits and to bring luck for the year ahead. Birch has strong associations across Ireland Europe with Spring and the Goddess Eostre and so has come to symbolize growth, fertility, rebirth and new beginnings.
This ring was made with a young Birch leaf from a sapling in my garden. Using a mold I make from the original plant, I replicate the leaf in fine Sterling silver clay before firing and finishing the piece entirely by hand so that all the intricate details of the original specimen are perfectly preserved in the finished piece.
Once fired and finished the leaf is set on a simple hammer textured ring band which will be made in your size. Please just select your best fit from the drop down menu. As this design is made to order, please allow 7 business days for your ring to ship.
This piece has been lightly patinaed to darken the shadows and gently bring out all the intricate details of the flower, this effect can be diminished with regular washing so please be sure to remove it before bathing.
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.