If I were to choose one necklace that I could take to a desert island, it would be one of my balsam fir cones! These beauties, also known as “white fir cones” are collected on the slopes of Vancouverʼs local mountains. I hand pick each piece while skiing during the winter months; this is the best time of year to collect the balsam cones. I have five favourite trees that produce perfect little balsam fir cones, and I frequent them like a squirrel who collects nuts and seeds during the fall. My pockets often overflow with these cones on the days following wind storms, when all the cones are easily accessible on the slopes. To make these gems they are first cast in bronze, hand polished and then hard plated in 24 karat gold, then presented on a high quality 30″ sterling silver chain. Since each piece is one of a kind they vary in size from 2.5-3.5 cms long, and about 1.5 cms wide. The amazing texture and gold shimmer on the cone, and shine of the chain make this piece a unique and stunning addition to any jewelry collection. These cones are similar to the more expensive option; the only difference is the length and width. This is a great option if you prefer a smaller cone!