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.
Acorns represent the innate potential for transformation contained in all life down to even the smallest seed. A gentle reminder that with strength, bravery and patience magnificent things are borne from the humblest beginnings.
To create this piece I work with a professional casting company who make the most beautiful casts of specimens that I send them, which I finish the piece by hand to preserve and accentuate the intricate details of the original.
You can choose to have a 16, 18 or 20 inch chain, just select your preference from the drop down menu.
There are two finishes to choose from for this piece: bright silver and darkened silver. which you can see in the last two photos. The darkened silver has been patinaed to bring out the details in the piece and to give it a more antiquated look, think of it as adding shadows .The bright silver piece is just a lovely lighter style for those who prefer a more classic finish.
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.