Oak leaves & acorns

Oak leaves & acorns

Recycled silver shilling coins “The oak leaf and acorn designs are sketched directly onto the silver surface. Old Georgian half pennies are used for the autumn leaves, whilst ‘thrupney-bit’ coins are recycled to make the acorns.” – The Growler

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(4 customer reviews)

Oak leaves & acorns – Recycled silver coins
This beautiful Oak leaf and acorns bracelet is completely handcrafted from old pure silver coins, primarily sixpences and threepences.

These beautiful sterling silver coins are unwanted by coin collectors when elements become rubbed and marked. For these collectors and investors they are then only valuable in terms of their silver content.

For me these coins are a fantastic raw material to use as they have lovely details and history (most being well over 100 years old!). It is a real privledge having the opportunity to re-use them rather than collectors ‘scrapping’ them for the basic silver content. Indeed, often these historical origins can be seen through the surface of the silver, the ‘odd’ letter and design element showing through.

The coins are flattened and stretched into an elongated elipse shape. The oak leaf and acorn designs are sketched directly onto the silver surface. Old Georgian half pennies are used for the autumn leaves, whilst ‘thrupney-bit’ coins are recycled to make the acorns. Once these are planned I then proceed to cut out the design with a traditional jewellers saw.

As a new improved update I am engraving the meticulously cut oak leaves and acorns with details on both sides.  This means the bracelet looks amazing worn each way on either wrist regardless of activity.

Each bracelet is completely unique, handcrafted in cambridge and totally green, ethical and recycled.

Size : Each Oak leaf link approx max 16mm wide.

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4 reviews for Oak leaves & acorns

  1. Dana Overstreet

    love everything about this

    the different metals, the lightness, the symbolism. Would be an everyday wear for me.

  2. kirsty

    saving for an autumn day

    Forget saving for rainy days im saving for an autumn day bracelet love love love this

  3. Kirsty Wells (verified owner)

    It’s a magical piece of jewellery. Very delicate and stunning when worn. The personalisation means so much, i feel very lucky to own such a beautiful bracelet that means so much.

  4. lisabrothwell (verified owner)

    This is the most amazing bracelet & as always Les has made a superb piece of jewellery that I wear every day. The little tinkles it makes as I move are magical.

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Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..



Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.