Opalite Tree of Life Pendant ~ October Birthstone

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October

This Opalite tree of life pendant features brilliant Opalite chips and will make an amazing gift for someone with an October birthday (that's me!) or anyone who loves magical things. This elegant tree of life necklace features iridescent genuine Opalite chips wire wrapped into shining sterling silver, sterling silver fill or timelessly beautiful copper wire – the choice is yours. Opalite is an amazing material to work with, and to wear. It changes color as it catches different rays of light, making it a really magical piece of jewelry to own. Opal and Pink Tourmaline are the traditional birthstones for those born in October and the zodiac sign Libra. Opalite is a man made glass that has the color properties of opal and is often used in place of gemstone opal, which is quite expensive. It appears blue on a dark background, and orange on a white background. Opalite improves communication, encourages persistence, and aids our ability to verbalize our emotions.

Symbolism

The tree of life is a mystical and magical tree that is well known in many cultures. It represents our connection to all things -- earth, air, water, fire. In Celtic culture, trees were the centre of all that occurred -- the absence of trees would be the absence of life. In Christian tradition, eating from the tree of life is said to grant immortality. In Norse mythology, the tree of life, or Yggdrasil, binds together all realms of existence. This ancient tree represents our connection to our ancestors and also of our individuality. The stages of a tree's growth through the year mirrors that of the cycle of life, similar to the eternal life/re-birth traditions in many religions.

Making Magic

Every part of the pendant is lovingly and thoughtfully handcrafted in my studio. It takes several hours of craftsmanship to create each one of these sacred trees. The necklace will arrive beautifully packaged with an explanation of the symbolism of the tree of life. This is a special and unique gift that won't be found anywhere else. I create with the intention of feeling magic, and sharing that magic with you. I know that when you open the box to see this stunning piece of jewelry, you'll have a moment of magic.

Item Details

The pendant is handmade in my studio from wire and genuine gemstone beads. The pendant is 1.5" wide and 2 inches long, including the bail. I make each pendant by hand, down to finishing the chain. Your necklace will vary somewhat from those pictured -- it will be unique to you.

  • Your pendant is available in sterling silver, sterling silver fill, or copper wire
  • I will include a chain that matches the wire choice in a length that you specify

Caring for Your Magic

  • Always remove your jewelry before showering, bathing or sleeping.
  • Your jewelry can be cleaned with a soft cloth. A small polishing cloth is provided with your set.
  • All metals will tarnish over time. This process actually enhances the beauty of the tree, adding additional depth to the trunk and branches. You can use a polishing compound to brighten up the wire if you wish. If you choose to polish your pieces, take care to avoid the gemstones so they are not damaged.

Packaging & Shipping

This necklace is packaged in a jewelry box with a description of the symbolism of the piece and a small polishing cloth. I will mail your purchase in a recyclable padded poly mailer to protect items from weather and damage during shipping.

I ship from Canada, using a variety of carriers. Standard shipping to destinations in Canada and the USA includes tracking. Shipping to other locations may not include tracking. Local pickup is available for those in the Ottawa area.

I do my best to photograph all products as clearly and accurately as possible, however, colours may appear differently on your screen than they do in person, so please allow for some slight variations.