Real Oak leaf iridescent copper broochA real Oak leaf was collected and the flesh removed. The remaining structure is a beautiful skeleton. The skeleton leaf is then given a thick copper plating which provides strength and durability making it as strong as any other pendant. The leaf is finished off by being dipped in iridescent copper. The Oak leaf is then turned into a beautiful brooch.Oak in British culture The Druids frequently worshipped and practiced their rites in oak groves. In Somerset stand the two very ancient oaks of Gog and Magog named after the last male and female giants to roam Britain. The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest is purported to be the tree where Robin Hood and his Merry Men hatched their plots.