To create the Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree, Still Life's artisans hand select natural manzanita (little apple tree) branches from
the high desert of southern California and preserve them with a 24k gold finish for a stunning, gilded tree to display treasured
jewelry. The lustrous branches provide many points to hang necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, while the hand-rubbed,
alabaster base offers space to display additional pieces. The contrasting, organic materials ensure that each piece is
one-of-a-kind, and distinctive enough to display with or without jewelry. By itself, it's a shining, sculptural work of art and an
instant focal point for your d?r.
Responsible Business Practices
"Being naturalists, Still Life's moral and ethical code is to work primarily towards a cleaner earth by using mostly nature-made materials. We try to use minimal manufactured products to enhance nature. Mostly, we
work with natural materials and precious metals that are the purest we can find. Our gold is 24k, which is the pure gold, sterling silver which again is 92.5% pure silver, and 100% copper. The stones and pearls we use are all semi-precious, recycled glass, or natural glass."
Still Life pays employees a starting wage of $15/hr., which exceeds Marin County's living wage.
- Local (California State) minimum wage: $9
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Marin County: $14.37
paid time off
The studio grants full-time employees 1 week of PTO after 6 months of employment, 2 weeks after a year, and 5 days
PST per year
recycling primary/secondary materials
Still Life follows California's conscientious recycling policies. They have 3 recycling/trash bins which are
picked up by their refuse department once a week. One for paper (they recycle all of their unusable paper), cardboard, plastic,
cans. The second is a green can for composting to city parks, schools, and community gardens, in which all of their food and
raw material waste (botanicals, shells) go.
The studio decides yearly where to make charitable contributions. For instance, when they were licensed
by DelMonte foods' Milk-Bone® brand to create 24k gold plated dog biscuits, they gave to canine causes. They have also
given to Urban Forests, National Parks, and Save the Rainforest. Currently, they like to work on a local level and donate
products to The Salvation Army, schools, and churches to raise money for their community.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Manzanita wood, alabaster (natural source materials), and 24K gold paint.
The Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree is packaged in a partially recycled and fully recyclable/compostable box, with biodegradable
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree: UncommonGoods.