This crystal necklace and earrings are designed with real oak leaves set against the warmth of gold metal. Each leaf is unique and special, capturing a part of nature, resulting in a beautiful piece of wearable art.
Real Oak Leaf Crystal Earrings (E135)
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Sparkle amongst the autumn leaves wearing these real lacey oak leaves which have been hand-dipped and electroformed in 24 karat gold, accented with crystal copper Swarovski Crystals. Finished with gold leverback earwires. Leaf earrings measure 1-7/8" from the bottom of the earwire; oak leaf measures 1-1/2".
Real Oak Leaf Pendant Crystal Necklace (N034)
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An elegant handmade beaded necklace that is reminiscent of autumn acorns and oak. Accented with crystal copper Swarovski Crystals drops along a 14 karat long and short gold-fill cable style chain with a real oak leaf pendant which has been hand-dipped and electroformed in 24 karat gold. The overall necklace measures 17-3/4"; the leaf drop is 2" and the oak leaf measures 1-1/2" in length.
Find both of these stunning fall leaf jewelry pieces under the fall beaded jewelry.
So how’d they do that?
Electroformed Genuine Leaves
The art of electroforming leaves - A real leaf is pressed flat and dried. Once dried, the leaf’s pulp is removed in a light acid bath, resulting in a fragile leaf skeleton. The leaf is dried once more and then hand painted with a copper based paint, which allows it to be electroformed. The leaf is next submerged in an electrolytic solution and with the magic of the positive/negative charges from electricity, over a 3 day period, metal deposits onto the copper based surface. If the leaf has fine veining then a filigree leaf will result. If a leaf has little veining then the electroformed surface will be solid. Prolong electroforming will also result in a more solid form. The final metallic leaf finish is dependent on the electrolytic solution used.
How to care for your leaf jewelry
Leaves should be cleaned carefully with a warm cloth and not with abrasives to maintain its longevity. Each leaf is unique and special, capturing a part of nature, resulting in a beautiful piece of wearable art.