Arboretum jewelry now available at UC Davis Store downtown!

Brand photo for UC Davis Arboretum Collection.UC Davis Campus Grown, an initiative whose mission is to transform unused assets into retail products designed to support and promote university programs and sustainability goals, has recently launched the Arboretum Collection.

The UC Davis Arboretum holds one of the largest collections of oaks in the United States, including 128 native valley oaks (Quercus lobata) whose majestic, twisted limbs form the backbone of the Arboretum’s plant collections. To commemorate the Arboretum’s signature tree, Nancy Shapiro—metalsmith, jewelry designer and co-president of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum—created the pins and pendants in the UC Davis Campus Grown “Arboretum Collection” from the leaf of an Arboretum-grown tree. Each piece is crafted using the lost wax technique and cast from fair-trade silver.

The “Arboretum Collection” currently includes two types of jewelry—a silver valley oak leaf pin ($42) and a silver valley oak leaf pendant ($48). (Price includes eco-friendly packaging materials.) Supplies for this premiere launch are limited and currently sold exclusively at the UC Davis Store Downtown. Should they sell out, store staff will be taking names and notifying interested customers of new shipments set to arrive in plenty of time before the holiday season.

For more information, visit the UC Davis Campus Grown website here.

Retail sales location:
UC Davis Store Downtown
630 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530-297-4450

Purchases of products in the UC Davis Campus Grown “Arboretum Collection” support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum whose donations sustain the Arboretum’s innovative education programs and provide for the care, maintenance and growth of the inspiring plant collections.

The UC Davis Store Downtown is also the exclusive retail sales location for UC Davis Campus Grown Salvaged Wood. Discover more about this line of products here.

Photo of UC Davis Campus Grown "Arboretum Collection" packaging and detail of pendant.

Photo of UC Davis Campus Grown “Arboretum Collection” packaging and detail of pendant with black cotton cord and silver lobster clasp closure necklace.

Photo of UC Davis Campus Grown "Arboretum Collection" leaf pin on display at UC Davis Downtown Store.

Photo of UC Davis Campus Grown “Arboretum Collection” leaf pin on display at UC Davis Downtown Store.


  1. Janice Covel November 29, 2012 Reply

    Are these available by mail? What is the total cost for a pin if you charge tax and mailing?

    Does the boxed gift explain about the arboretum and background of the pin?

    Do you have leaves other than oak?

    What is the measurement of the pin?

    • UC Davis Public Garden November 30, 2012 Reply

      Thanks for your inquiry! The Campus Grown website should answer all your questions regarding measurements and more! If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you’ll find packaging information. Long story short, the jewelry does come with information about the Arboretum and the background of the pin. You can see exactly what it says if you download the .pdf of the hang tag.

      The pins and necklaces are only available at the UC Davis Store-Downtown. (Their address is listed in the above-referenced link or in the original article.) The bookstore will soon be adding these items to their website. Please check back at the above site for the link if we don’t email you to let you know in the next week or so!

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

  2. Ruth Boling January 7, 2014 Reply

    May I order a silver oakleaf pin on line? I live out of state.

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