If I were to choose one necklace that I could take to a dessert 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 out skiing during the winter months, as this is the best time of year to collect. I have five favourite trees that produce perfect little balsam fir cones, and I frequent them like a squirrel collecting nuts and seeds during the fall. My pockets usually overflow with these cones on the days following a wind storm when all the cones are easily accessible on the slopes. To make these gems they are cast in bronze, hand polished, and presented on a high quality 30 inch sterling silver chain. Since each piece is one of a kind they vary in size from 3-3.5 cms long, and 1.25-1.75 cms wide at the base. The amazing texture and bronze sparkle on the cone, and shine to the chain make this piece a unique and stunning addition to any jewelry collection.