Apple Tree #2

I’ve made Apple Trees in the past in Peridot gemstone with brown wire but I decided to give a variation on that.

The leaves are made from genuine Malachite. Malachite is always green, usually in banded tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow. It is used in amulets to protect against the evil eye. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.

The apples are made from 4mm faceted ruby round gemstone beads. Ruby is also the birthstone of July and is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

The pendant is approximately 1.75″ height/width excluding bail. The large bail will accommodate any chain or cord of your choice. It’s the perfect size; big enough to be noticed, but not so large as to be unwearable.

I’ve had many requests for more Fruit Trees so I’m trying some new versions. This is the first time I’ve made it with Malachite and in silver but I like the richer color as an alternative to previous peridot pieces I’ve offered. Would also be a great gift for a teacher!

Pendant available for purchase HERE.

Persephone – Garent Briolette Teardrop Tree of Life Pendant in Sterling Silver

AAA-Grade, super luxe, micro faceted garnet teardrop briolettes are wrapped in sterling silver wire to form an amazing, one-of-a-kind Tree of Life pendant.

I truly put love and care into each piece I make. And I love for them to be cherished and enjoyed as much as I enjoy creating them. Every once in a while though, I am lucky enough to have a chance to make something *extra* special. And this is one of those pieces.

I used the most stunning, micro-faceted genuine garnet gemstone briolettes in this piece. They are tiny, tear-drop (or “pear”) shaped gems. Gemstones of this quality and with this detail of faceting are extremely expensive in the smallest of quantities. And this Tree uses *33* such stones!

I’m calling this completely one-of-a-kind piece, “Persephone” after the Greek goddess. She’s most famous for her association with the pomegranate and this piece just reminds me so much of that. This piece will not be recreated due to the expensive materials involved. I was lucky enough to get some garnet once but I don’t see another opportunity like that coming around again! Gemstones of this quality are honestly not normally in my budget. 🙂

I’ve hand-hammered sterling silver wire for the outer hoop and then used non-tarnish sterling silver wire for the roots, trunk and branches. The piece is approximately 1.25″ in height and width not including bail. It’s dainty and feminine but still striking enough to be noticed.

This is a truly unique piece and one I’m proud to offer in my shop. I hope you love it as much as I do.

About Garnet Gemstone
Garnet is a natural, semi-precious gemstone associated with the planet Mars, the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the birthstone of the month of January. Considered the stone of good luck in business, it’s also said to increase your self-esteem when worn as jewelry. It’s also the stone associated with the first chakra (base of the spine.) It’s rich, deep and intense color is unique and beautiful.

A truly signature piece. Available for purchase HERE.

March Tree – Blue Aquamarine Tree of Life in Silver

Beautiful, genuine gemstone blue aquamarine – the birthstone of March – brings the color of the sea to the sterling silver wire of this stunning, custom Tree of Life pendant.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Hand hammered silver wire frames and encircles the pendant, and then sterling silver plated, non-tarnish wire is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree.

Aquamarine is a natural, semi-precious gemstone in lovely tones of delicate blue. The birthstone of March, it is said to help you be in touch with your spiritual being. Known as “Water of the Sea” because of it’s color, aquamarine been used by sailors for centuries to protect them on the water. It’s also been long used as a strong meditation aide and when worn as a necklace, it is said to calm and sooth the nerves.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.