A beautiful pair of eco friendly fine silver leaf earrings, made using real ivy leaves. Each earring is made from the side segment of an ivy leaf. The stone settings are made by hand, as are the earwires, from recycled silver sheet and wire. The leaves are handpicked and dried, painted with recycled silver metal clay, fired and attached to the handmade sterling silver ear hooks. The earrings are polished and finished with a protective coating to prevent tarnish.
This leaf is picked from an ivy vine (Hedera helix). There are 12-15 species of ivy and they differ in the leaf shape, size and structure. Thick ivy vines that grow up trees are often used as a hideaway for roosting bats in the summer. A more surprising fact is that some species of ivy are used as an extract for medicinal purposes!
Ivy symbolises Affection, Connection, Fidelity, Friendship, Femininity, Opportunity, Growth
Lapis Luzuli symbolises Affection, Connection, Fidelity, Mental strength and is also the September birthstone
These leaf earrings measure 2.1 cm (0.83") in length and 1.2 cm (0.47") at the widest point.
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 leaf jewellery or silver clay jewelry.