This Celestial Jewelry, Halloween inspired Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant features a beautiful Opalite Rainbow Moonstone "moon" peeking out between wire wrapped bare tree branches.
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.
Permanently colored black wire (over copper core) frames and 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 late Autumn or Winter and features a large, rainbow moonstone "full moon" behind the branches.
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" / 38mm in diameter not including bail. (Approximately 2" / 51mm including bail.) It can be worn on any cord or chain of your choice. Optional chain selections above OR see them 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 and a subtle way to celebrate Halloween all year long!
Want this customized? Just convo me! I am always glad to make unique items on request.
TWO TONE, MIXED METAL VERSION AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/234346513/your-choice-full-moon-tree-of-life
The Tree of Life is known by many names such as the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil from the Garden of Eden; Yggdrasil, World Ash Tree, Odin's Gallows, Thor's Oak; Axis Mundi, the Navel of the World, the bridge between Heaven and Earth, the Cosmic Tree, Ashwath Vriksha or Banyan Tree, Jian tree, Sacred Fig, Bodhi Tree - all of these are representations of the same theme. From Norse mythology, to Christian, Gnostic, Jewish and Hindu religions and traditions the Tree is also found in sacred texts including the Kabbalah, and dates back to pre-Christian myths of Germanic and other European people. The imagery appears in myths of Russia, Greece, China and more! It's truly a universal symbol.
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:
* Care and Handling of Handmade Jewelry *
By it's very nature, handmade jewelry is going to be inherently more delicate than something mass-manufactured. It's important to always apply the "last on; first off" rule meaning put your jewelry on last when getting ready and take it off first. Permanent wire coatings, protective coatings, non-tarnish finishes and gemstones can be damaged by exposure to various chemicals, including things like lotions, hairsprays and perfumes among others. It's also important to NEVER submerge handmade jewelry in any kind of liquid, nor use any abrasive clothes, brushes or cleaners as it can damage the piece. Do not wear in the shower, tub, pool or other time when the piece may get submerged in water.
By following these guidelines and with normal wear and gentle care, your handmade jewelry should last you for years and years!