The Oak Tree of Life

The Oak Tree of Life

 Oak tree of life

Oak tree of life – handcrafted and recycled silver Half Crown coin

A lovely symbol of both a true love and connection with nature. The necklace symbolises this love by demonstrating an eco-conscious lifestyle filled with green ethical choices. Each sterling silver tree of life is handcrafted individually, by myself, in Cambridge.

Using traditional jewellers hand tools, a beautiful, unwanted, sterling silver pre 1919 English coin is transformed into an intricate, yet simple, tree pendant. The coin is flattened to increase to working area. The rough tree design is sketched onto the surface and then painstakingly detailed with a jewellers hand saw and hand engraving chisels. It is these processes which reveal the beautiful details.

Discarded and uncollectible by numismatists, these coins are just screaming out to be lovingly and sympathetically recycled. Rather than simply melting them down for the silver i prefer to invest time into creating a piece which is beautiful and ethical. I aim to not only create a contemporary, wearable design but also revive some of the original history, interest an beauty.

Each one of these trees is a complete pleasure to make, totally unique and completely individual. Once the tree is successfully cut away from the coin it is finished with hand engraved bark and leaves. A simple mounted star or heart hanging freely at the bale or ‘shepards crook’ safety catch if silver chain option is chosen.

Size : Approx 40 mm * 32 mm

£294

Engraved initials on reverse of trunk ?

Length of Necklace

If you would like a silver necklace chain this option is for you. (If you are unsure check necklace category for details about the chains.)

Type of Necklace * 

Wee charm at hook? (if silver chain is chosen)

Style of charm

Oak tree of life

Oak tree of life – handcrafted and recycled silver Half Crown coin

A lovely symbol of both a true love and connection with nature. The necklace symbolises this love by demonstrating an eco-conscious lifestyle filled with green ethical choices. Each sterling silver tree of life is handcrafted individually, by myself, in Cambridge.

Using traditional jewellers hand tools, a beautiful, unwanted, sterling silver pre 1919 English coin is transformed into an intricate, yet simple, tree pendant. The coin is flattened to increase to working area. The rough tree design is sketched onto the surface and then painstakingly detailed with a jewellers hand saw and hand engraving chisels. It is these processes which reveal the beautiful details.

Discarded and uncollectible by numismatists, these coins are just screaming out to be lovingly and sympathetically recycled. Rather than simply melting them down for the silver i prefer to invest time into creating a piece which is beautiful and ethical. I aim to not only create a contemporary, wearable design but also revive some of the original history, interest an beauty.

Each one of these trees is a complete pleasure to make, totally unique and completely individual. Once the tree is successfully cut away from the coin it is finished with hand engraved bark and leaves. A simple mounted star or heart hanging freely at the bale or ‘shepards crook’ safety catch if silver chain option is chosen.

Size : Approx 40 mm * 32 mm { complete with remaining ‘off-cut’ of the ‘donor’ silver coin }

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

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..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

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.