Horse Chestnut Leaf Earrings (drop or stud)


Conkers, for a lot of people, are very evocative of childhood. And that feeling of wonder, when we break open a conker shell to find the treasure within, never really leaves us however old we are. Whether as a beautiful memento of childhood, or as a nod to nature, these horse chestnut leaf earrings are a great addition to your jewellery box.

I like to pair mine with a shieldbug for a perfectly natural partnership!



INSPIRATION for my Horse Chestnut Leaf Earrings

Conkers are evocative of childhood and hold great memories for many of us. In my case, the leaf of the statey Horse Chestnut happens to be the emblem of my children’s junior school – and it is this link which brought about my Horse Chestnut Leaf Earrings.

Most children, on leaving their junior schools, might offer their favourite teacher some chocolates, or other treat, when it is their time to move on to “big school”. In my case, my daughter decided that she would make her teacher a pair of sterling silver cufflinks! Lucky teacher! One of the real pleasures of becoming a jewellery designer is the ability to create truly individual and unique gifts – so I was a bit of a push-over. But this was to be her creation – not mine. So I sat her at my bench with a lump of wax, the necessary tools and a bit of of guidance. For a 10 year old, she did a sterling job. I admit to making the conker and doing a bit of secret tidying up of her work – but it is essentially her model. (- so she gets a commission when I sell one!).

Of course, me being me, I couldn’t resist making it into a variety of different pieces and offered as presents. We created a few happy tears that year. It was an honour to be able to evoke such a response from something that myself and my daughter had created.  She’s still obsessed with conkers – but now because of their supposed ability to ward off the spiders!



Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Makers’ Mark


Leaves are 18mm at their widest point

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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