Which Olive Wood Products?
- Olive wood chopping boards
- Olive wood cutting boards
- Olive wood kitchen utensils
- Olive wood bowls
- Olive wood jewellery
We have a number of items in our Olive Wood range that can be personalised with with a logo, name or short message. These items are indicated with this personalisation icon:
Ancient olive wood is not only very beautiful, but it is also a truly sustainable resource. Although olive trees live for hundreds of years, they eventually stop producing olives and are then classed as ancient. Their trunks and branches become thick, gnarled and twisted, and it is this wood that is used in the creation of beautiful wooden artifacts. The age of the tree helps to create the unique grain patterns that make these items so individual. No two items fashioned from olive wood can ever be identical. In addition, the wood is hard, very strong and durable and has natural anti-bacterial qualities that make it ideal in the production of kitchen utensils, jewellery, tableware and gifts. It is the perfect material for eco-friendly wooden gifts and the perfect thing to consider for fifth wedding anniversary gift ideas!
Olive wood kitchen utensils
Wooden kitchen utensils are an essential part of any kitchen and olive wood produces ideal rustic kitchen products. Olive wood makes perfect food preparation utensils as it is hard wearing and has natural, eco-friendly, anti-bacterial properties. When it comes to preparing and chopping herbs and spices, olive wood kitchen utensils cannot be beaten.
Olive wood chopping boards
The most popular chopping boards are made from olive wood, and with good reason. Olive wood, if cared for properly, will take any amount of hard work and will last a lifetime. It is also a truly sustainable, eco-friendly product.
Olive wood tableware
Olive wood looks rustic and beautiful as part of a table setting, either inside or eating outside for 'al fresco' dining. All olive wood chopping boards can be dual purpose and as well as for food preparation in the kitchen they can be used for serving meats and cheeses at the table. In addition there are many traditionally designed olive wood boards for cheeses, salami and bread, many of which come with a matching knife. Why not consider one of these for a fifth wedding anniversary gift.
Olive wood necklaces
Olive wood necklaces are typically made from large round beads, small round beads and wooden beads in the shape of olives. Olive wood makes beautiful jewellery with the rich, warm wood creating the base for the interesting patterns formed by the grain of the wood.
Olive wood bracelets
As with the olive wood bead necklaces, olive wood bracelets make a simple, but eye-catching and elegant piece of jewellery which can be worn with almost anything. Again, both large and small olive wood beads are used, with the larger ones being single strand and the smaller ones consisting of double or single strands of wooden beads.
Olive wood earrings
The most common olive wood earrings are made from single beads, either as a stud style earring or attached to a standard hook. They can be just a single, round olive wood bead, or a variety of wooden beads of different sizes.
Caring for your olive wood products
The cultivation of olive trees in Italy is thought to have started in Sicily around 700BC. From there, they spread across Italy and were well established in Roman times. Olive oil became so valuable that the Romans sometimes collected it as taxes. Pliny the Elder wrote about an olive tree growing in the centre of the Roman Forum. The oldest known olive tree in Europe is in Sardinia. Known as 'The Ozzastru' in the Sard language, it is reputedly nearly 4,000 years old.