We are thrilled to finally announce the launch of our new collection of contemporary wood earrings. These new styles have been in the works for quite some time now, but due to the unique combination of wood and metal on such a small scale, there were several design challenges faced along the way. Nevertheless, we are thrilled with the final outcome and are so excited to share them with you now.
This collection of earrings was designed to be unique, timeless, minimal and versatile. They are pieces that can be worn everyday, can be paired with any other style of jewelry and classic enough to be kept forever.
The second style we will explore in this collection is the Bar Stud
The bar stud is a signature shape for L&L. We love this sleek, sophisticated design and have used it for years in a variety of materials. The bar shape measures 8mm by 5mm and is 2.5mm thick. The base of the earring is .925 (sterling) silver and is then plated in 14k gold or rhodium, depending on the silver or gold version. A piece of Pau Ferro wood is cut, sanded smooth to the touch and then coated with a natural oil. It is then set in the centre of the earring, surrounded by a beautiful border of shiny metal. The earring post is made of stainless steel, which is hypoallergenic and reduces any risks of ear sensitivity while wearing the earrings. The overall dimensions make for a relatively small earring that still has beautiful dimension. This scale also allows for the wood to be very present, but still subtle enough that it doesn't overpower the design. The Bar Stud offers a clean, sophisticated look with a very subtle touch of symbolism in the wood. If you didn't know, wood is the traditional material gifted for a fifth anniversary. It is a symbol of strength and durability. It is strong, long-lasting and can withstand the test of time. All of this symbolism can be subtly represented in the sleek and sophisticated design of our Bar Stud. You can learn more about the Bar Stud in silver here and the Bar Stud in gold here.
More about wood as the 5th wedding anniversary gift...
First and foremost, wood represents strength and durability. After five years of marriage, any relationship has faced at least some challenges, but it has stood the test of time. The grain of the wood symbolizes the growth and stability of your love, withstanding the natural ebb and flow of life. With a wooden gift, you can show your partner that your commitment is just as strong as it was on your wedding day.
Wood also has a rich cultural significance. In Native American traditions, trees were believed to hold spiritual power and were often used for medicinal purposes. In Japanese culture, the concept of "Wabi Sabi" values the beauty found in imperfection, which can be seen in the knots and unique patterns of wood grain. By giving a wooden gift, you honour these cultural traditions and show your appreciation for the natural world.
Wood is known for endurance and strength which makes it a perfect representation of the strong bond shared between 2 partners. The durability, longevity, and resilience of the wood symbolize a stable and long-lasting relationship that can withstand the ebbs and flows of time.
Wooden gifts are beautiful, warm, and natural. Handcrafted wooden gifts show the time and love that went into creating them. Wooden gifts are sustainable, organic, and biodegradable, and it reminds us that we can protect the environment by using renewable and sustainable resources.
Wooden gifts are more than just a present - they represent the strong connection and commitment that you share with your partner. Woodworking is said to symbolize the ability to bend and adapt to any situation. The rings on a tree symbolize its resilience, endurance, and the challenges it has faced throughout its life. In the same way, wooden gifts can remind your partner of the perseverance and strength of your relationship.
Wooden gifts are timeless and classic, they never go out of style. Regardless of the trend or fashion, wooden gifts will remain relevant and appreciated. Unlike other items that might lose their appeal after some time, the warm and rustic charm of wooden gifts will last a lifetime.
A fifth anniversary gift is a special and personal way to celebrate the bond between partners. Wood is a material that embodies the love, strength, and durability that are essential in a long-lasting relationship. The warm and timeless appeal of wooden gifts will stand the test of time, and it will be a gift cherished for years to come.