The Oak Leaves (Sterling Silver)
Manufacturer: Peter Stone Jewellery
Product Code: TBL024
Dictionary Terms Explained
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.
- Life, renewal, rebirth
Ancient pagan icon of a man's face made up almost entirely of leaves, said to represent the link between humankind and nature and signify life, renewal and rebirth. The exact origins are unknown, but many fascinating theories abound. Some say he's linked to historical and folklore characters such as Robin Hood and Herne the Hunter, whilst others suggest he arose out of a pagan custom.
Whatever the case, his carved friendly face can be found in numerous churches in the UK and Europe, many dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as in paintings and jewellery. Some areas, such as Devon, still hold annual Green Man festivals.
Having the symbol in your home can be used to highlight an appreciation of nature, life and ancient customs.