Real Japanese Maple Leaf Silver EarringsSave 10% when you buy the jewellery set compared to the cost of buying individual items. Plus free shipping!http://www.arborvita.co.uk/Real-Japanese-Maple-Leaf-Silver-Jewellery-Set-p/jssjm160113rm.htmSize approx:Height 3cmWidth 3cmReal Japanese Maple leaves were picked from the tree, dried and then the flesh removed. This is carefully done to preserve all of the detail in the leaf like its veins and edges. The leaves were given a thick silver coating making them strong and durable.Maple in Japanese culture
With a rich history of symbolism, the Japanese maple tree has played an important part in Asian art, gardening and even poetry for hundreds of years. In Japan, the Japanese maple is known as "momji". The word has two English translations. The first is "baby's hands", and the second is "becomes crimson leaves".Peace and SerenityJapanese maple trees have been considered a symbol of grace personified by many Asian cultures for hundreds of years. Associated with peace and serenity of the world's elements, Japanese maple trees represent balance and practicality and are called "kito" in the Japanese language, which means "calm", "rest" or "at peace".Beauty and MagnificenceThe expansive, horizontal branches and bright red foliage of the Japanese maple tree inspire awe and reverence in tree lovers the world over. The tree represents pure elegance and an educated sense of tastefulness.Arrival of AutumnPlanting a Japanese maple tree in your garden traditionally symbolises the welcoming of autumn as a friend. In Asian art, star-shaped leaves of the Japanese maple trees are often paired with deer, as both are common symbols of the arrival of autumn.TraditionalSome families pass a newborn baby through the branches of a Japanese Maple to encourage a long, healthy and prosperous life.Japanese Maple in British culture
The Japanese Maple is associated with certain personalities and time frames. The tree is associated with the month of April. It represents unusual and complex individuals with great creativity, as well as people who are ambitious and who seek out new experiences.