This handcrafted Copper acorn and twig necklace is the perfect gift for a 9 year (UK) or 7th anniversary ~ customarily the Copper Anniversary.
The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. Rulers often wore crowns of oak leaves, as a symbol of their connection to the divine. Roman generals were presented with oak crowns upon returning victorious from battle, and the oak leaf is still used as a symbol of leadership in the military today. Because the acorn only appears on a fully mature oak, it is often considered a symbol of the patience needed to attain goals over long periods of time. It represents perseverance and hard work.
In many cultures the oak is sacred. Throughout history, most of the major civilizations of Europe held the oak as a highly venerated tree. The Celts, Romans, Greeks and Teutonic tribes all had legends connected to the mighty oak tree and the Druids are believed to have held rituals in oak groves.
In parts of Great Britain, young ladies followed a custom of wearing an acorn on a string around their neck. It was believed that this was a talisman against premature aging. It is also a symbol of fertility. Today, many modern Pagans and Wiccans continue to honor the oak. It is found in the Celtic Ogham symbols, and contemporary Druids still celebrate its power.
I have created this dainty necklace using pure copper in both natural and antiqued finish. This botanical necklace is 18 inches (45 cm) long and has a simple toggle clasp. You can personalize this sweet necklace with a single hand stamped initial charm that I will add to the clasp at no extra charge, making it the perfect gift for a co-worker, Auntie, Graduation Gift - the possibilities are endless!
Your necklace will ship in a simple organza bag, however you can upgrade to a lovely gift box when checking out.