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Tree of Life Sun Spiral Necklace, Rose Quartz Rustic Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

Stunning with its artisan handmade, hand painted tree of life pendant and faceted pink rose quartz nugget gemstones, the one of a kind ARBURU DE VITA necklace is a beauty you’ll want to wear over and over again.  The eye catching necklace features a rustic pendant created from off-white polymer clay.  Borrowing on an ancient symbol found through the history of mankind, a Tree of Life design with leaves and a spiral shaped root is raised against the background.  Added above the tree is a hand formed rayed sun.  Hand painted in rich colors of aqua turquoise, pink, lavender, purple and bits of brown, the colors settled into the recessed areas and the “cracks.”  To add a rustic vibe, the Tree of Life pendant was lightly sanded with fine grit sandpaper on the tree and around the edges to let bits of the off-white base clay to show through.  The back is also painted.  The pendant is securely attached to the main body of the necklace with three heavy duty sterling silver jump rings.  
To perfectly complement the Tree of Life pendant, faceted rose quartz nuggets were used.  The colors shade from a pale pastel pink to a medium pink; some nuggets are translucent while some nuggets are opaque.  For the most part, the nuggets are longer than wider, and, since they were hand cut, each nugget is different, adding wonderful texture to the necklace.  Because the rose quartz nuggets are faceted, unexpected sparkle is added at each movement when the necklace is worn.  So the necklace drapes beautifully when worn, each nugget is separated from its neighbor by a small sterling silver bead adding bits of silver glow.  A sleek sterling silver toggle clasp set finishes the design.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique ARBURU DE VITA necklace is a perfect gift for the woman who loves the symbolism of a Tree of Life and adores wearing one of a kind designer jewelry.  “Arburu de vita” is Corsican for “tree of life.”
***  Some version of the Tree of Life symbol is found in most cultures worldwide, dating back to ancient times:  the Hindu  Akshaya Vata; the Egyptians' Holy Sycamore;  the Mayan Wacah Chan; the Norse Yggdrasil; and many, many others.   All parts of the tree have meaning:  the sturdy roots dig deep; the trunk establishes a foundation; the branches reach out for sustenance; the leaves collect strength; and the fruit gives life.  A Tree of Life is also said to be the world center, connecting the heavens with the underworld and representing the cycle of life, connecting all forms of life on earth.

  • Tree of Life polymer clay pendant:  app. 50 mm x 30 mm x 6 mm (2” x 1.2”); artisan handmade by Stacie Louise Smith
  • Rose quartz nugget gemstones:  on average, app.13 mm x 5 mm (0.51” x 0.2”), some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm, including the sterling silver jump rings

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the Tree of Life pendant and rose quartz nuggets used to create the ARBURU DE VITA necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

A Tree of Life represents the cycle of life, connecting all forms of life on earth.  Spirals, through the eons, have been associated with eternity, the cycles of time, the seasons, the cycle of birth, growth, death, and then rebirth.  The sun symbolizes the supreme cosmic power, the life-force that enables all things to thrive and grow. Rose quartz is often called the “love stone” as it is said to open the heart to all forms of love; it is also said to help teach forgiveness & tolerance.    Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. 


The unique ARBURU DE VITA Tree of Life pendant necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  The beautiful handmade jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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