The Tree of Life is a concept that's been featured in myth, story and legend literally all around the world. Since ancient times, people have used variations on the theme. Connecting all things - the realms of the spirit, the physical, the Divine and the mundane - the roots of the Tree and the branches touch all things and bring them together in harmony.
This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire encircles the pendant, and is then used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree. Wire made in the USA.
This tree is bare of leaves like one would see in Winter and features a large, red agate gemstone round bead representing a "blood moon" behind the branches. According to folklore, October's full moon is called the "Hunter's Moon" or sometimes the "Blood Moon." It gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead. During a lunar eclipse, the moon actually appears to be a deep red in the sky as a result of the sun's light interacting with the Earth's atmosphere.
A beautiful, semi-translucent red agate coin bead measuring 18mm is the focal piece of this pendant. The agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history, having been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times! Said to aid in healing and protection, it's associated with the Moon and the planet Mars.
The pendant measures approximately 1.5" in diameter not including bail. (Approximately 2" including bail.) It can be worn on any cord or chain of your choice.
Chains available SEPARATELY here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PhoenixFireDesigns?section_id=7776955
** Exact pendant pictured has sold. YOURS WILL BE HAND MADE UPON RECEIPT OF ORDER and will have a little bit of natural variety in it - just like a real tree! - making it beautifully unique. Please see "Ready to ship in" time notice by the shipping info.
THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION PIECE. I bought a very small assortment of these specific agate gems. THIS IS THE LAST ONE TO BE MADE.
A beautiful gift for anyone who loves Autumn, the Moon or just something unique!
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