Handmade Contemporary Tree of Life Pendant

Regular price €93.78

About this Piece

This handcrafted contemporary Tree of Life pendant adds a contemporary twist on the traditional Tree of Life design, with the continuous circle of branches representing eternity.

Each Tree of Life is engraved with a continuous circle of branches. The branches have an oxidised finish to really make the branches stand out. The pendant hangs from a belcher/rolo chain which is available in a choice of lengths.

Dimensions: Height 18 mm, Length 18 mm, Depth 1.5 mm.

Weight: approx. 10 grams including chain.
Available in chain lengths 16" - 24".

The Celtic Tree of Life

Known as crann bethadh to the ancient Celts, the Tree of Life (and its many variations across ancient cultures) represented rebirth and resilience, as well as balance and harmony, as symbolized by its branches rising towards the heavens and its roots descending into the earth. Whenever land was cleared to make way for a new farm or settlement, one large tree would be left alone in the middle as a sacred focal point (thus, cutting down an enemy's tree would be a huge blow to them). While trees provided resources and shelter, they were also a doorway to the spirit world.

About the Maker

After over a decade of experience in the jewelry manufacturing industry, Eoghan McGuinness decided it was time to branch off and start his own business, and thus Arnua was born in County Dublin. He distinguished himself by refusing to mass-produce his products, instead handcrafting each piece individually, giving every one the attention and quality of detail it requires. Arnua therefore maintains exceedingly high standard for its products, while McGuinness works with clients to create unique and meaningful custom pieces.

While initially he created custom wedding and engagement rings, McGuinness was also fascinated by ancient Celtic art and the Irish landscape, and so created collections inspired by the Book of Kells, the Claddagh, Ogham writing, and much more.