The Elaia Collection is inspired by the Greek olive tree leaves, part of the most symbolic tree in nature. In Ancient Greece, the Olive tree leaf was a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. As emblems of benediction and purification, olive leaves were also ritually offered to deities and powerful figures. In the Olympic Games, the prize for victory was an olive leaf crown. In the Bible, the olive tree is the first tree mentioned in both testaments and it was an olive leaf that a dove brought back to Noah to demonstrate that the flood was over. In the Quran, prophet Mohamed said: "Take oil of olive and massage with it - it is a blessed tree."
This necklace is made of an olive leaf replica, accurate down to the leaf's veins. This exquisite necklace is made of .925 silver in Greece with 24k gold plating by local artisans and it makes a powerful statement with its simplicity but historical symbolism. The necklace charm is strung onto three high quality wire cords and is fastened with a standard lobster clasp. This necklace is also available in just sterling silver here.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), 24k Gold Plating, Wire Cord
Made in Greece
Leaf approx. 43mm (1.7 in) x 11mm (.43 in)
Approx. 435mm (17.13 in) length
(Photos are not actual size)