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    Real Birch leaf silver necklace and earrings set

    Necklace Length

    Real Birch leaf silver necklace and earrings jewellery set.Real Birch leaf silver necklace and earrings set.

    Necklace size: Height 53mm x Width 33mm approx. 

    Earrings size: Height 40mm x Width 25mm approx.

    Real Birch leaves are picked from the tree and the flesh is removed. The remaining skeleton leaves are dried and then dipped in silver to create a beautiful botanical necklace and earrings jewellery set.

    Birch in history and myth:

    Birch 'Lady of the woods' is one of the first trees to come into leaf and is a representation of the emergence of spring. In early Celtic mythology, the birch came to symbolise renewal and purification. It was celebrated during the festival of Samhain (now Halloween in Britain), the start of the Celtic year, when purification was also important. Bundles of birch twigs were used to drive out the spirits of the old year. Birch besoms, or brooms were also the archetypal witches' broomsticks, used in their shamanic flights, perhaps after the use of extracts of the fly agaric mushrooms commonly found in birchwoods.

    Deities associated with birch are mostly love and fertility goddesses, such as the northern European Frigga and Freya. Eostre (from whom we derive the word Easter), the Anglo Saxon goddess of spring was celebrated around and through the birch tree between the spring equinox and Beltane.