Japanese Maple Gold Plate Leaf
About the product
This Japanese Maple Gold Plate real leaf pendant is stunning, worn by itself or layered with other leaves in our collection. These pendants measure approximately, large size 80mm x 95mm, medium size 50mm x 50mm and small size 37mm x 37mm.
Our stunning leaves are skeletonised to leave their veins intact. The leaf is then preserved through electroforming, a process where the leaf is slowly encased in copper to strengthen it. The leaf is finished in a heavy layer of 24-carat gold. Their size, shape and patination will vary, enhancing their individual nature and creating a truly unique piece of jewellery.
Also known as an "acer," which is the scientific name for the Japanese maple tree, the Japanese have been considered this tree as 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".
All of our pendants are supplied with a complimentary chain of your choice. Our chains are made with a base metal of brass and plated in either 24-carat gold, rose gold or sterling silver. Each chain has two lengths, meaning you have twice the choice on how to wear your piece with that favourite outfit! Our chains are available in 18 inch (46cm), 24 inch (61cm), 33.5 (85cm).
All of our jewellery is beautifully packaged as standard in our environmentally friendly gift boxes.
Check out our Instagram pages for ideas on how to wear your leaves. You may also like our Japanese Maple Earrings which we can custom make, especially for you!
Delivery & Returns
Our Couriers & Tracking Your Order:
In order to offer a premium courier service DPD will ship all UK orders and Royal Mail will ship to European and international destinations.
DPD UK Standard next day: £7.50
Delivery is free with orders over £150.00
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Royal Mail International Delivery £13.95
International Shipping is free with orders over £150.00
We use Royal Mail Track & Sign For Service. Please note, that international orders being shipped outside of the UK will be subject to an approximate 25% customs/import duties and tax charges once they reach their destination country. This cost is not covered by Ikigai Apparel and so you will be responsible for paying any additional charges that may occur.
TRACKING YOUR ORDER:
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