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.
Al Zaytouna is a business which originated in creative workshops at the International Centre, Bethlehem. Every piece in the beautifully handcrafted sterling silver jewellery collection, “Peace Next to your Heart”, is unique as it originates from a cast of a single Bethlehem olive leaf. Designer Nadira Al Araj and the Kattan family silversmiths have developed a collection where you will find that gift for a special occasion.
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.