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 (made in the USA) encircles the pendant, and is then used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree. This tree is bare of leaves like one would see in Winter and features a large, rainbow moonstone "full moon" behind the branches. This piece has a very mystical feeling to me and a stillness to it as well.
Opalite - also known as "sea opal" - is a rainbow moonstone simulant. It's a manmade gemstone with the look of an opal or a rainbow moonstone. It's a milky white color with extremely beautiful luminous glow ranging from blues (like a moonstone) to an orange type color (like an opal.) You can get perfect form and significant size from opalite, where it's simply not possible to obtain in a natural stone. It also has the added value of being a more affordable option with all the beautiful look and appeal of moonstone.
(I do offer genuine, certified natural rainbow moonstone versions as well in other listings in the shop.)
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.
Whether as a gift, or for yourself, this, unique, signature piece would be a great addition to anyone's jewelry collection.
See my "Mini Moonstone" tree with CERTIFIED NATURAL 6mm rainbow moonstone here:
Or my 10mm Natural Rainbow Moonstone tree here:
I make many colors and variations of Full Moon Trees! See all here:
You can also get your own PERSONALIZED, CUSTOMIZED Full Moon Tree made to your specifications of Moon and Wire Color here:
Or looking for Trees made from birthstones?
And check out all the shop offerings here:
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.