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."
These earrings are made of olive leaf replicas, accurate down to the leaf's veins. These exquisite earrings are made of .925 silver in Greece by local artisans and they make a powerful statement with their simplicity but historical symbolism. These earrings are also available with gold plating here.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
Fish-Hook Silver Post (for pierced ears only)
Made in Greece
Leaf approx. 29mm (1.14 in) x 7mm (.275 in)
Approx. 50mm (1.97 in) length with post
(Photos are not actual size)