Length: The shorter leaf of average length of 2.5 cm and the longer leaf of average length 3.5 cm
Material: Sterling silver (contains 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of copper)
Findings: Ready-made sterling silver bail
Chain: Readymade box pattern silver chain with length of 45 cm (the chain pattern might vary according to market availability).
Each sterling silver olive leaf is unique because it is the original replica of a natural leaf carefully picked from the hills of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Some of these olive trees date back to the time of the Romans.
No trees are harmed in the process of collecting the leaves because they come from the trimmings, a farmer’s practice done once a year.
The casts of the olive fresh leaf, makes it distinctive silver leaf, in spite of the of the same style.
The traditional handmade technique to produce the sterling silver olive leaf is done by melting the silver with copper with no added metal.
This combination naturally oxidizes over time. If you want to delay oxidation, store your Zaytouna Jewelry in a closed box to make sure the jewelry is away from humidity.